Panasonic NVHD685B Operating instructions

Panasonic NVHD685B Operating instructions
Panasonic
Video Cassette Recorder
NV-HD685B
NV-HD685BL
Operating Instructions
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Before attempting to connect, operate or adjust this
VQT7943 product, please read these instructions completely.
Dear Customer
May we take this opportunity to thank you for purchasing this Panasonic Video Cassette Recorder.
We would particularly advise that you carefully study the Operating Instructions before attempting to operate the unit and that
you note the listed precautions.
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: | well veniilated Place; do ot etal is simi men!" 4 The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance |
confined space such as a book case or similar unit. with the following code:
Blue: Neutral i
Brown: Live
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Caution for AC Mains Lead As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this -
appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings
For your safety please read the following identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows: —
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to .
text carefully
| This appliance is supplied with a moulded three-pin mains
plug for your safety and convenience.
A 5-ampere fuse is fitted in this plug.
+ Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure that
; the replacement fuse has a rating of 5-amperes and it is
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362.
Check for the ASTA mark @ or the BSI mark Ÿ on the
body of the fuse.
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OFF AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY. THERE IS A DANGER
OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF
PLUG IS INSERTED INTO ANY 13-AMPERE SOCKET.
If a new plug is to be fitted please observe the wiring code
as shown below.
If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.
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IMPORTANT
Your attention is drawn to the fact that the recording of
pre-recorded tapes or discs or other published or
broadcast material may infringe copyright laws.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO
NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
EH DO NOT REMOVE OUTER COVER.
To prevent electric shock, do not remove cover. There are
no user serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter N or
coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to
the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter L or
coloured RED.
Under no circumstances should either of these wires be
connected to the earth terminal of the three pin plug,
marked with the letter E or the Earth Symbol —.
TYPE (4)
Press the VCR-ON/OFF button to switch the VCR from on
to standby mode or vice versa. In the standby mode, the
VCR is still connected to the mains.
VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are registered trademarks of
Gemstar Development Corporation. The VIDEO Plus+
system is manufactured under license from Gemstar
Development Corporation.
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| ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced. |
Ifyou lose the fuse cover, the plug must not be used until How to replace the Fuse CL
a replacement cover is obtained. ® There are two types of the AC mains lead assembly: |
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your ® and ® as shown below. .
local Panasonic Dealer. 1 Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver. |
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IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR % Replace the fuse and fuse cover. .
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Contents
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To Check What Programmes Are Recorded on the
Inserted Video Cassette and To Play Back
Qui | de SIAN a Desired Programme ..........-.-.-=1<sernenenerroceerene tenir
Checking the Accessories/ To Check on Which Cassette a Desired Programme
Preparing the Remote Control ...........-...—.—====..enereereios 4 Is Recorded [Rp
Connecting the VCR to aTV ..............ec2eneeeineneee een 5 To Check the Tape Library’s Contents by Cassette
Connecting the VCR to a Satellite Receiver and aTV ....... 6 Number, Title, Category, or Recording Date ................
Auto Setup (For TV without Q Link Functions) ................. 7 To Manually Enter or Editing a Title or Category ............
Removing Interference .............w-r.er e=erierricunerarrareneneo nee 9 To Delete the Tape Library Data of
a Single Video Cassette ...............e..e.n.ernacececnn
Checking the Settings for Auto Setup ................asuesnenenare 10 To Delete All the Tape Library Data Stored in the
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with the Q Link FUNCtION .....…....……reressoncanseneemeran cannes 11 To Restore Deleted Tape Library Data ……………….…-…ceee
Connecting the VCR to a Decoder/ Search FUNCtIONS ...…..….…..…ersressiarirenanniensensensanmenasasamemcanencee
Connecting the VCR to a Stereo Amplifier ................... 14
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Controls and Layout of the VCR -............=e===e==ee==aneeaieseiians 20 e Insert Editing ....................... eee
Controls and Layout of the Remote Control ................... 21 e Audio Dubbing ................. ==... senc aenensen cree
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Setting the Remote Control to Operate Your TV .............. 25
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When you Insert a Video Cassette ........... 7 GR EE,
Restarting the Auto Setup or Download (Q Link) ...........
E Resetting the VCR to the Shipping Condition .................
Playback Changing the Owner ID ...….…….….…….…rersscaenaensensenensentensenauns
Other Playback and Convenient Functions ...................- 29 Setting the VCR's Clock ....................eserresanevenenerenen .
Other Convenient Functions ..........e.==..1.w==enansaroeneenereenone
e Settings for the Main Menu Item “Display” ....................
e Settings for the Main Menu Item “Functions” ...............
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e Programming with the Video Plus+ Function ................ 37 Cautions ..................eeenerinrreseererener e rece D reee enana eee.
e Programming with the On Screen Display ................... 40 Specifications... rs
Timer Recording and Other Convenient Functions ........ 42
Checking, Changing or Cancelling
a Timer Recording Programme .………..….…...….umsrrecescsseamianses 44
Checking the Accessories/
Preparing the Remote Control
Check that you have the accessories shown below M.
[ | Operating Instructions [_] Remote Control
VQT7943 VEQ2232
[| Quick Start Guide
VQC3386
(Only for NV-HD685B)
[| Guarantee Card
[| Satellite Receiver List
VQC3528
|| Audio C ab le
VJA0231 N
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|_| Batteries for the Remote Control
RE size
e The service life of the batteries is
approximately 1 year. However, it
varies considerably depending on
the frequency of use.
e When they are exhausted, replace
them with two AA, UM3, or R6 size
batteries.
[ | AC Mains cable
VJA0733-C, VJA0940 or VJA1022
e When you replace the fuse, refer to page 2.
[ | RF Coaxial cable to connect VCR and TV
VJA0728-A, VJAO963-A or VJA1089
correctly aligned.
@ Slide off the battery cover. Notes for Battery Replacement:
® When the batteries are exhausted,
remove them immediately and dispose
of them correctly.
e Make sure that the batteries are
Insert the batteries with the inserted with the polarity (® and ©)
polarity (3 and ©)
correctly aligned.
e Do not mix old battery with new battery.
® Do not mix different battery types, i.e.
Alkaline and Manganese.
® Do not use rechargeable (Ni-Cd)
batteries.
Replace the battery cover. e Do not heat or short-circuit the
batteries.
e When you do not use the remote
control for a long time, take out the
batteries and store them in a cool, dry
place.
Connecting the VCRto aTV
Method 1 If you are connecting your VCR to a TV using only RF coaxial cable, then follow the steps
m below.
Aerial (not supplied)
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Aerial Input socket
Убе @) m Aerial lead
| (not supplied)
TV (not supplied)
Aerial Input
AC Input socket
socket
Aerial Output
socket
RF Coaxial cable (supplied)
_ e Must be connected to
watch TV channels.
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To AC Mains
socket
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AC Mains lead (supplied)
After completing the above connections, proceed to the Auto Setup page. (Page 7)
If you are connecting your VCR to a TV using RF coaxial cable and 21 -pin Scart cable,
or Method 2. ihentoow the steps below.
Aerial (not supplied)
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Aerial Input socket
Aerial lead
AV1 socket
| (not supplied)
TV (not supplied)
Aerial Input
socket
Aerial Output
socket
21-pin Scart cable to
AV1 (not supplied)
AC Mains lead
(supplied)
RF Coaxial cable (supplied)
e Must be connected to
. watch TV channels even if
Note: , , 21-pin Scart cable is used
If a Panasonic Q Link TV is used then to connect VCR to TV.
connect the AV1 Scart socket on the VCR
to the AV2 Scart socket on the TV. If your
TV is not a Panasonic Q Link TV, please
consult your TV's operating instructions
After completing the above connections, proceed to the Auto Setup page (Page 7) for TV without Q Link, proceed
to page 12 for Q Link type TV.
Connecting the VCR to a
Satellite Receiver and aTV
M h 1 If you are connecting your VCR to a Satellite Receiver and a TV using only RF coaxial cables,
et od = then follow the steps below.
Aerial Input socket Aerial (not supplied)
Satellite Receiver (not supplied)
To AC Mains socket |
= | Aerial lead
| e A (not supplied)
Aerial Output socket
Aerial Input socket
TV (not supplied)
RF Coaxial
cable (not
supplied)
Aerial Input
socket :
AC Input
socket
Aerial Output socket
RF Coaxial cable (supplied)
‘осоки | | e Must be connected to
AC Mains lead (supplied) wateh TV channels.
To AC Mains
socket
After completing the above connections, proceed to the Auto Setup page. (Page 7)
After completing the above connections, proceed to the Satellite Setting page. (Page15)
If you are connecting your VCR to a Satellite Receiver and a TV using RF coaxial cables
Or Method 2. and 21-pin Scart cables, then follow the steps below.
21-pin Scart socket (VCR) Aerial (not supplied)
21-pin Scart socket (TV)
(not supplied)
Aerial Output socket
Satellite Receiver
Aerial Input
| socket Aerial lead
(not supplied)
RF Coaxial cable
(not supplied)
To AC Mains socket mney
Aerial Output socket
AV1 socket Soria Input TV (not supplied)
socket | ad] e BEE | La
AC Input
socket
AC Mains lead N zz = SS
(supplied) | = ele
AV? socket
AV? socket
21-pin Scart cable AV1 socket
Note: (not supplied) RF Coaxial cable (supplied) To AC Mains
If a Panasonic Q Link TV is used then connect the AV1 Scart | * This cable is not это ps ota
socket on the VCR to the AV2 Scart socket on the TV. If your required if the Scart cable is used to
. TV is not Q Link
TV is not a Panasonic Q Link TV, please consult your TV’s type. connect VCR to TV.
operating instructions
After completing the above connections, proceed to the Auto Setup page (Page 7) for TV without Q Link, proceed to
page 12 for Q Link type TV. |
After completing the above connections, proceed to the Satellite Setting page. (Page 15)
socket
Auto Setup (For TV without Q Link Functions)
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e if a satellite receiver is also connect ensure that it is switched ON.
Ensure that . set the satellite receiver to either “SKY ONE” or “SKY NEWS”.
Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
@ Connect the VCR to an AC mains socket and turn it on.
e The VCR display flashes and after a few minutes, the VCR display stops flashing
and displays the RF output channel number.
received clearly.
® |f interference can be seen on the
Indication when the RF output
switched on channel is 28 (example)
Select an unoccupied programme position on your TV and tune it to the RF output
channel number determined in step € above until the indication shown below is
On Screen Display
picture, you may need to change the
RF output channel. To do this, follow
the instructions on page 9.
e |f your VCR is connected to your TV
with a Scart cable (Q Link or auto-
switching) then this screen will appear
automatically and this step is optional.
Auto-Setup
Auto-Setup is now complete
(Your VCR output channel is 28)
To set Owner ID
press EXIT button
Press the EXIT button on the VCR remote control.
The Owner 1D menu appears. (You can enter the
identification information now or do it later).
Press the Cursor button (») and the Numeric buttons
to enter a 4-digit PIN number.
e Be sure to remember this number.
Press the OK button twice. The cursor moves to “Name”.
Press the Cursor button (»).
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select a letter
and then press the OK button. Repeat this to
enter the name.
Enter House No. and Postcode in the same way.
Indication when Auto Setup is complete
@ Press the EXIT button again if you don't want to set
the Owner ID at this stage.
e The picture of BBC 1 will appear. Your VCR is now
ready for use.
(continued on the next page)
PIN number;
Name: -
House NO:
Postcode: ii 4 в К 1
Owner ID indication
TV screen
Auto Setup
Continued...
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We advise that you check whether the stations have all
been found in the correct order. This is important for Video
Plus+ to work correctly. To display the list of tuned TV
stations, see page 10.
Positions 5 and 6 may differ from the example shown.
If Channel 5 is received, it is usually found on programme
position 5 and a connected satellite receiver on
programme position 6.
If Channel 5 is not received but a satellite receiver is
connected, then the satellite receiver is found on
programme position 5.
BBC? 23 12 ----- -—
TV 24 13 ----- -—
25 14 ----- ——
CH5 26 15 ----- --
SAT 33 16 ----- =—
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List of tuned TV stations (example)
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Hints:
If the clock setting menu appears after Auto Setup has To Display the Owner ID setting menu
finished, this indicates that the VCR was not able to set Keep the EJECT button pressed for more than 5 seconds.
the clock automatically. Follow the operation guide on ® However, the PIN number is not displayed.
the On Screen Display to set the clock manually. ® After 30 seconds, this menu automatically disappears.
(See page 71.)
Removing Interference
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TV screen
The picture with interference
In some cases, interference (lines or patterning) may be
seen on the TV when playing back a video cassette. If
this happens, follow the steps below to change the
3 video playback channel (RF output channel) to remove
the interference.
Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
Press the MENU button for more than 5 seconds. The
RF output channel number is displayed on the VCR
display.
Press the numeric buttons or use the Channel button
(Y) or (A) to select a channel number which differs
by 2 or 3 from the automatically set channel number.
(For example, if the original channel number was 28,
enter 31.)
e Set the RF output channel of the VCR to “——" (RF
OFF) when the VCR is connected to the TV via the
21-pin Scart cable.
Press the “0” numeric button or Channel button (Y)
or (A) to display “——”.
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(RF OFF)
Retune your TV until you receive the Test pattern
indication. Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
The clear picture
VCR display
Indication when the RF output
channel is 28 (example)
On Screen Display
Panasonic
VCH
Ch:28
Test pattern indication
Indication after changing
the RF output channel to 31
(example)
Panasonic
VCR
Ch:31
Test pattern indication
Checking the Settings for Auto Setup
To Confirm that the TV Stations Have
Been Tuned Correctly by the Auto Setup
Function
© Press the MENU button to display the OSD Main On Screen Display
menu on the TV screen.
Main menu
Auto-Setup Restart
@ Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <P) to select “Tuning”
and then “Manual”.
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Shipping condition
Owner 1D
(4) O Press the OK button to display the list of tuned TV
stations and confirm that all available TV stations
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have been set correctly. os Name Ch Pos Name Ch
| . List of tuned TV stations
To Exit the On Screen Display: (example)
Press the EXIT button (a).
Hint:
When the station names and/or channel numbers
have not been set correctly:
(M) Press the MENU button to display the OSD Main Press the OK button to display the Manual
menu. Tuning menu.
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select Press the Cursor buttons ( A Y <>) to enter the
“Tuning”, and then “Manual”. correct station name and channel number.
stations. Press the MENU button.
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select the Press the EXIT button to exit the On Screen
programme position whose station name and/or Display.
channel number you want to change. See page 62.
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© Press the OK button to display the list of tuned TV Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
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Connections and Preparations foraTV
Equipped with the Q Link Function
Connections and preparations for a TV equipped with the Q Link*' function and equipped with a 21-pin Scart socket.
For the connections and preparations for a TV equipped with the “DATA LOGIC”**”, “Easy Link**”, “Megalogic*” or
“SMARTLINK*®” function and with a 21-pin Scart socket, also read from this page.
For details about the connections, also read TV's operating instructions.
Be sure to keep both the TV and VCR switched off until all connections have been made.
For your safety, be sure not to connect or handle the equipment with wet hands.
Aerial (not supplied)
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Aerial Input
socket
TV with Q Link function
(not supplied)
Aerial lead
AV1 socket (not supplied)
Aerial Input
AC Input socket
socket
Aerial Output X
socket >» “ =
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RF coaxial cable
(supplied)
21-pin Scart
socket
Fully-wired 21-pin Scart
cable (not supplied)
AC mains lead (supplied)
O To AC mains socket
Connect the aerial lead to the VCR's Aerial Input socket (RF IN). |
Connect the supplied RF coaxial cable to the VCR's Aerial Output socket (RF OUT) and to the TV's Aerial input socket.
Connect a fully-wired 21-pin Scart cable (not supplied) to the VCR's AV1 socket and to the TV's 21-pin Scart socket.
Connect the TV to an AC mains socket.
Connect the VCR to an AC mains socket.
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Hints:
e Q Link is an advanced system that offers a range of
convenient functions such as automatic copying of the
tuning position of all available TV stations (in the same
order as they are programmed on the TV) into your VCR's
memory (this is called Download) if you connect the VCR
to your TV with a fully-wired 21-pin Scart cable (not
supplied). Depending on the manufacturer, the equivalent
of the Q Link function has a different name and may not
work exactly the same.
TQ Link” is a registered trademark of Panasonic.
** “DATA LOGIC” is a registered trademark of Metz.
*¥Easy Link” is a registered trademark of Philips.
*““Megalogic” is a registered trademark of Grundig.
““SMARTLINK” is a registered trademark of Sony.
For details, refer to your TV's operating instructions or
consult your dealer.
e Unlike in most commercially sold 21-pin Scart cables, in
fully-wired 21-pin Scart cables all 21 pins of one plug are
connected to the matching pin of the plug on the other
end of the cable. This type of cable is necessary for the
Preset Download function to work.
Connections and Preparations for a
TV Equipped with the Q Link Function ; ;
Continued... TV wi Q Link
function
Automatically Copying the Tuning Position of All Available
TV Stations in the Same Order from the TV on to the VCR
(Preset Download Function)
The Preset Download function automatically copies the tuning position of all available TV stations into the VCR’s memory when
you connect the VCR using a fully-wired 21-pin Scart cable to a TV equipped with the Q Link function.
A-1 To simultaneously set up this VCR with a new TV, follow the operation steps explained below.
A-2 To setup this VCR with a TV already in use, follow the operation steps explained on the next page.
A-1 To Simultaneously Set Up this VCR with a New TV
If you have purchased the VCR and the TV at the same time, perform the foliowing
operations:
Perform the following operation steps exactly as described to ensure that the Preset
Download function works correctly.
+ First of all, make sure that the VCR is switched off.
@ Switch the TV on.
The TV starts to tune all available TV stations and to
adjust the clock.
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(This is called Auto Setup function.) n screen Display
Download
€ When the TV has finished its own auto setup, the ——
VCR is automatically switched on, and the progress,
downloading of the setup data from the TV to the
VCR starts.
Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”. Indication during downloading
When Download has finished, the screen for the
Owner ID setting menu appears. Press the Cursor
button (») and the Numeric buttons to enter a 4-digit
PIN number.
e Be sure to remember this number.
please wait.
Position — 67
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O Press the OK button twice. The cursor moves to PIN number
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“Name”. roto er
Press the Cursor button (»).
Press the Cursor buttons ( A Y <>) to select a letter
and then press the OK button. Repeat this to enter
the name.
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Menu for Owner ID setting
Enter House No. and Postcode in the same way.
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© Press the EXIT button to make the On Screen
Display disappear.
To Display the Owner ID setting menu
Keep the EJECT button pressed for more than 5 seconds.
e However, the PIN number is not displayed.
e After 30 seconds, this menu automatically disappears.
Note:
In the operation A-1, if you accidentally switch on the VCR @ Press the OK button (©) twice. Downloading of the
before the TV, downloading of the setup data from the TV setup data from the TV to the VCR starts.
may not be performed correctly. In this case, follow the ©) When the programme position “1” and the current
operation steps below. time appear in the VCR display, downloading is
Wait until the Auto Setup is complete on both the TV complete.
and the VCR. Hint:
Press the MENU button (A) to display the OSD Main
menu on the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons ( A Y <>) ©) to select
“Tuning” and then “Download”.
If you use a Panasonic TV and perform the operation step
© above, starting the downloading of the setup data will
automatically display the Download indication. However, in
case of a TV of another make, the Download indication
may not appear. In this case, select the AV input on your
TV if you want to see the Download indication.
Connections and Preparations for a
TV Equipped with the Q Link Function
Continued...
© © © ©
©
Switch the TV on.
Select the AV input on your TV.
Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
Press the VCR ON/OFF button (0) to switch the VCR
on. Downloading of the setup data starts
automatically.
When Download has finished, the Owner ID setting
menu appears. Press the Cursor button (») and the
Numeric buttons to enter a 4-digit PIN number.
e Be sure to remember this number.
Press the OK button twice. The cursor moves to
“Name”.
Press the Cursor button (»).
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select a letter
and then press the OK button. Repeat this to enter
the name.
Enter House No. and Postcode in the same way.
Press the EXIT button to make the On Screen
Display disappear.
To Display the Owner ID setting menu
Keep the EJECT button pressed for more than 5 seconds.
e However, the PIN number is not displayed.
© After 30 seconds, this menu automatically disappears.
function
A-2 To Set Up this VCR with a TV Already in Use
On Screen Display
Download
Download in
progress,
please wait.
Position 67
Indication during downloading
PIN number:
Namo:
House NO:
Post code:
Menu for Owner ID setting
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Connecting the VCR to a Decoder/
Connecting the VCR to a Stereo Amplifier
To connect this VCR to a decoder or a stereo amplifier, make the connections shown in the illustration below.
For the connection to the TV, see page 5 or 11.
For details about the connection, also read the operating instructions of the decoder or stereo amplifier.
Be sure to keep the VCR, TV and decoder or stereo amplifier switched off until you have finished all connections.
For your safety, do not connect or handle the equipment with wet hands.
To Connect the VCR to a Decoder To Connect the VCR to
a Stereo Amplifier
Audio Output
sockets
AV? socket
Audio cable
(supplied)
Decoder (not supplied)
21-pin Scart socket
21-pin Scart cable
(not supplied) To an AC mains socket
To an AC mains socket
@ Connect a 21-pin Scart cable (not supplied) to the AV2 o
21-pin Scart socket [AV2 (DECODER/EXT)] on the VCR
and to the 21-pin Scart socket on the decoder.
Connect an Audio cable (supplied) to the Audio Output
sockets (AUDIO OUT) on the VCR and to Audio Input
sockets on the stereo amplifier.
@ Connect the decoder's mains lead to an AC mains e
socket.
Connect the stereo amplifiers mains lead to an
AC mains socket.
O Set “AV?” to DECODER”.
For details, see below.
Note:
After connecting the decoder to the AV2 21-pin Scart socket
[AV2 (DECODER/EXT)] on this VCR, you need to change
the setting for “AV2” to “DECODER”. Follow the operations
below:
Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <») to select
“Functions”, “AV?”, and “VCR/SAT” in this order.
Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
Press the EXIT button to make the On Screen Display
disappear.
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@
© Press the Cursor buttons (A ¥) to set to “DECODER”.
@
®
Hint:
“RGB” means separate Red/Green/Blue colour signals. If
you connect a TV equipped with RGB input capability to the
AV1 socket on this VCR, and a decoder equipped with RGB
output capability to the AV2 socket, the TV can receive RGB
signal input from the decoder via the VCR.
Setting after connecting the VCR to a Satellite
Receiver
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The connection method differs depending on the type of your satellite receiver.
A If the satellite receiver is not equipped with a 21-pin Scart socket, make the connections as explained on page 6
(Method 1).
B If the satellite receiver is equipped with a 21-pin Scart socket, make the connections as explained on page 6
(Method 2).
For details about the connection, also read the satellite receiver's operating instructions.
A Connecting the Satellite Receiver is Not Equipped with a 21-pin Scart Socket
After completing the connection, proceed to the Satellite Setting on pages 16 —19.
B Connecting the Satellite Receiver is Equipped with a 21-pin Scart Socket
When you connect the satellite receiver to AV2 21-pin Scart socket [AV2 (DECODER/EXT)] on this VCR, you need to change
the setting for “AV2” to “VCR/SAT”.
Follow the operations below.
(1) Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on the TV screen.
O) Press the Cursor buttons (A Y 4») to select “Functions”, “Av2”, and “DECODER?” in this order.
(3) Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to set to “VCR/SAT”.
(9) Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
©) Press the EXIT button to make the On Screen Display disappear.
After this setting, proceed to the Satellite Setting on pages 17-19.
Notes:
- e Howto install the satellite receiver e When VCR is connected to the satellite receiver with an
- Carefully observe the following points so that you can RF coaxial cable (without 21-pin Scart cable), the RF
control the satellite receiver from the VCR. output channel of the receiver should be adjusted away
(1) Place the satellite receiver on top of the VCR. from the RF output channel of the VCR, which may be
@ Move the satellite receiver back a few centimetres so used by the VCR during Auto Setup, to avoid interference
that infra-red signals emitted from the top of the VCR's on VCR picture. (Refer to your satellite receiver's
3 front panel can be received by the satellite receiver. instruction book.) Also select “SKY ONE” or “SKY NEWS”
- e When you want to record a subtitled TV programme with on the satellite receiver to ensure reliable tuning before
© the subtitles, be sure to select the correct setting for starting the Auto Setup.
“Subtitles” on the menu before recording. (See page 66.) e When you want to record a subtitled satellite TV
programme with its subtitles, be sure to select the correct
AF coaxial cable or subtitle Teletext page number for that satellite TV station
Satellite receiver 21-pin Scart cable before recording. (See page 66.)
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Setting after Connecting the VCR to a Satellite
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Entering Satellite Channels on the VCR
(Satellite tuning)
If you have connected the satellite receiver to the VCR with the RF coaxial cable
(without 21-pin Scart cable), you need to tune the VCR to the satellite TV stations.
Follow the operations below.
These setting are not necessary when the 21-pin Scart cable has been used for
the connection. (In this case, proceed to pages 17-19.)
Set the VC R/T V switch to “VCR".
Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select
“Tuning” and “Manual” in this order.
Press the OK button to display the list of tuned TV
stations.
Press the Cursor buttons ( A Y <>) to select an
unoccupied programme position or a programme
position that is already tuned to a satellite TV station.
Main menu
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© Press the OK button to display the Tuning menu.
Q Press the Numeric buttons to enter the number of the Tuning
channel of the desired satellite TV station. Name
Channel
If the number is already entered, performing this Nicam
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operation and step @ is not necessary. Title page
© Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
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and then press the Cursor button () to move to the We
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button to enter “SAT__“.
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list of characters twice.
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® Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
Hints:
© If your TV is equipped with the Q Link function and you have performed Download,
change the names of the channels on which you receive satellite TV stations on the
TV to “SAT __* instead of performing the operations explained on this page (also
read the operating instructions of the TV). After performing this step, Download is
performed again automatically, and the names of the satellite channels on the VCR
are also changed to “SAT__*“.
e “SAT__“is a special term. Enter it only when a satellite receiver is connected.
Setting after Connecting the VCR to a Satellite
Receiver Continued...
To Prepare the VCR for Remote-controlled
Operation of the Satellite Receiver
2 (Setting the Tuner Type)
This VCR lets you change the programme position on the satellite receiver and
programme timer recordings of satellite programmes — all with this VCR's remote
control. This is called “satellite control”.
To enable the VCR to control the satellite receiver, you need to set the tuner type of your
satellite receiver. You can find the tuner type numbers on the enclosed list of compatible
satellite receivers. However, if your satellite receiver is not included in this list, it cannot
be remote-controlled via this VCR.
O Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Timer. rector
O Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
Connection: AV2
Position: --
Tuner type: 1
© Press the MENU button to display the Main menu Л
on the TV screen. Satelite
© Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select
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Satellite”, “Connection” and “NO” in this order. чик =
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© Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) to select the type of Tung || Postion: --
connection Cioek o Tuner type: 1
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according to the type of socket Satelite
on the VCR to which the
satellite receiver is connected.
NO: When the satellite receiver is not connected to the
VCR
RF: When the satellite receiver is connected
to the VCR's Radio Frequency Input socket (RF IN)
without 21-pin Scart cable
AV1: When the satellite receiver is connected
to the VCR's AV1 21-pin Scart socket [AV1 (TV)]
AV2: When the satellite receiver is connected
to the VCR's AV2 21-pin Scart socket
[AV2 (DECODER/EXT)]
OQ Press the OK button.
@ Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <P) to select “Tuner type”
and “1” in this order.
OQ Find your receiver in the enclosed list of
compatible satellite receivers and enter its
tuner type number by pressing the Numeric
buttons.
in menu
: Connection: AV2
Position: --
Tuner type: 1
O Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (a).
Hint:
If you select “RF” in step @ above, “Satellite - Position” is set automatically and it is
not possible to change the satellite programme position here. If you want to change
it, refer to page 62.
Note:
If your satellite receiver is not included in the enclosed list of compatible satellite
receivers, this VCR cannot control it.
Setting after Connecting the VCR to a Satellite
Receiver Continued...
To Prepare the Satellite Receiver
To make it possible for the VCR to control the satellite receiver, the satellite receiver
must be left in a certain condition. This condition is called standby type, and it differs
depending on the make and model of satellite receiver. There are five standby types (A,
B, C, D, E) as listed below.
Find your satellite receiver in the enclosed list of compatible satellite receivers and note
its standby type. Then look up this standby type in the chart below and determine which
action(s) you need to take to prepare your satellite receiver so that this VCR can control
t.
' Standby
Type | A B С D E
Action
M Yes No Yes Yes Yes
@ No No No Yes Yes
@ No No Yes No Yes
Action (1): Switch the satellite receiver on.
Action O): Twin-tuner type satellite receiver: Select on the tuner which is connected to
the VCR. (Please also refer to the satellite receiver's operating instructions.)
Action ©: Switch the satellite receivers channel display to the 2-digit display mode.
To Check that the Satellite Channels Can Be
Selected Correctly
O Setthe VCR/TV switch to “VCR.
1 O Press the Numeric buttons to select the satellite channel.
Example:
To select “SAT 9”: Enter (0) _ (0) - ©
To select “SAT 19”: Enter (0) - (1) - (9)
To select “SAT 129”: Enter (0) > (1) > (2) - (9)
3-digit programme positions can be selected with this remote control only in case
of a satellite receiver that is marked with (*') on the enclosed list of compatible
satellite receivers.
© Check that the channel on the satellite receiver has been changed to the channel
that you selected.
Notes:
e After you have finished all settings and preparations, use the VCR’s remote
control to check that the satellite programmes can be selected correctly and
timer recordings of satellite broadcast can be performed correctly.
e With some satellite receivers, correct control from the VCR may not be possible.
e There may be a slight delay between pressing the Numeric buttons on the
remote control and the changing of the channel on the satellite receiver. This is
due to the need for signal conversion.
® Some satellite receivers offer more than 99 satellite channels, but even in this
case, only the satellite channels 1 through 99 can be controlled from the VCR.
However, depending on your satellite receiver, it may also be possible to control
3-digit programme positions. (See the enclosed list of compatible satellite
receivers.)
® Some satellite receivers offer less than 99 channels. In this case, the number of
the satellite channels that can be controlled from the VCR is the same.
® With some satellite receivers, it is necessary to wait a few seconds between
selecting one channel and selecting another one with the remote control of the
VCR.
e |f the display on the satellite receiver does not indicate the channels, refer to its
operating instructions and follow the procedure for displaying the channels.
Video Plus+ PlusCodes for a
Satellite Receiver (If Connected)
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To enable your VCR to recognize Video Plus+ PlusCodes for each satellite station, you need to follow the instructions below. It
is important that you do this before trying to make a timer recording using Video Plus+ PlusCode for any satellite programme.
This involves setting some dummy timer recordings from Video Plus+ PlusCodes then deleting them afterwards.
O Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
@ Press the VIDEO PLUS+ button.
© Enter a PlusCode from a Satellite Programme Guide
for a station, e.g. Sky 1 using the Numeric buttons.
O Press the OK button.
You will see the warning message on the screen for
the first few seconds telling you that the position
number has not been set.
e “——” appears for the programme position
© Press the Channel button (V) or (A) until the SAT
name appears in the name column on the screen. You
can select the AV position if you have connected your
satellite receiver to your VCR with a scart cable.
© Press the Numeric buttons to enter the satellite
channel.
@ Press the OK button again to conclude the setting.
© Press the Cursor buttons (A) and then the CANCEL
button to delete the programming.
© Repeat steps @ to @ above for another satellite
station. Continue with this until you have set and
deleted a dummy timer recording for each satellite
station that you will make Video Plus+ recording from.
© Press the EXIT button to exit the On Screen Display.
Your VCR is now able to recognize Video Plus+
PlusCodes for the satellite stations, ready for when
you come to use them.
“—~—" indication
On Screen Display
Menu for entering the PlusCode
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Indication when the PlusCode is
entered
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Controls and Layout of the VCR
Y» © 10/11/12/13 14 15 16 M17 18 © 20
O VCR-ON/OFF button ((1/1) @ Audio Dubbing button (A.DUB)
© Cassette Eject button (EJECT) @ Insert Edit button (INSERT)
© Infra-red Signal transmitter © Infra-red Remote Control Receiver window
© Cassette compartment O Crystal View Control indicator (CVC)
Q Pause/Still button (II) ®Œ VCR display
O Stop button (IM) © Channel buttons (VA)
@ Play button (>) @ Recording/One-Touch Recording button (REC/OTR)
O Video Input socket [VIDEO IN (AV3)] Q Timer Recording button (TIMER REC)
© Audio Input sockets [AUDIO IN (AV3)] ® Shuttle Ring
© Direct TV Recording button (DIRECT TV REC) @ Jog Dial
@ AC Input socket (AC IN —) @ AV2 21-pin Scart socket [AV2 (DECODER/EXT)]
@ Edit socket (EDIT) E Audio Output sockets (AUDIO OUT)
6 Synchronized Edit socket (SYNC.EDIT) O K Aerial Input socket (RF IN)
@ AV1 21-pin Scart socket [AV1 (TV)] @ Aerial Output socket (RF OUT)
Controls and Layout of the Remote Control
To Open the Sliding Cover of the Remote Control:
Slide the cover downward while pressing down on the protruding parts.
If the Sliding Cover of the Remote Control Becomes Detached
If the sliding cover of the remote control becomes detached accidentally, fit
it securely in place by placing it on the top of the remote control at the
position shown in the illustration on the left, and pushing it down until it
clicks into position.
® |t is not possible to fit the sliding cover in place by pushing or sliding it on
from the bottom end of the remote control.
[Correct]
VCR Operation
When you want to operate the VCR, set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
Controls marked with an asterisk (*) are further explained at the bottom of the page.
© VCR-ON/OFF button (©)
‘@ Numeric buttons
© Input Select button (INPUT SELECT)
@ Replay button (REPLAY)
@ On Screen Display/Display button (OSD/DISPLAY)
O Direct TV Recording button (DIRECT TV REC)
Q Pause/Slow button (II)
© Recording button (REC)
© Index buttons (INDEX)
“D Video Plus+ Programming button (VIDEO PLUS+)
O Search button (SEARCH)
® Channel button (VA)
Tracking/Vertical-Lock button (TRACKING/V-LOCK)
Hints:
*@Numeric buttons To enter a Video Plus+ PlusCode.
To select the programme positions (1-99) of the VCR. To enter numbers for various settings.
Example:
9 (9) | *DVideo Plus+ Programming button (VIDEO PLUS+)
(4) + © _ © Use this button when you want to programme timer
recordings using the Video Plus+ PlusCodes. For this
To select the satellite programme positions. convenient programming method, you use the individual
Example: numbers which are assigned to each TV programme and
SAT 9: (0) _ (0) - Q listed in newspapers and magazines.
19:
SAT19: ©) - © - ©
SAT129: (0) + © - © - ©
3-digit programme positions can be selected with this
remote control only in case of a satellite receiver that is
marked with (*') on the enclosed list of compatible satellite
receivers.
Controls and Layout of the Remote Control
Continued...
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Controls marked with an asterisk (*) are further explained at the bottom of the page.
Ч *(® On Screen Display Menu Operation buttons
“L Menu button (MENU)
OK button (OK)
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Hints:
*® On Screen Display Menu Operation buttons
You can display menus with the timer programmings and
operations for timer recording as well as other settings on
the TV screen and operate them on the TV screen using
the following buttons:
Menu button (MENU): To display the OSD Main menu on
the TV screen.
To return to the previous menu.
OK button (OK): To confirm and accept the
settings.
Exit button (EXIT): To exit the OSD.
Cursor buttons (A Y <>):
To select an item.
These buttons also function for
playback, stop, rewinding and fast-
forwarding.
*® Subtitle button (SUBTITLE)
Exit button (EXIT)
Cursor buttons (A Y <>)
Q Rewind button (<<)
® Stop button (OU)
& Timer Recording Operation buttons
Channel button (VA)
Date button (DATE)
Starting Time button (ON)
Ending Time button (OFF)
Programme/Check button (PROG./CHECK)
Cancel button (CANCEL)
Standard Play/Long Play button (SP/LP)
Timer Recording button (TIMER REC)
Programme Delivery Control button (PDC)
*@ Subtitle button (SUBTITLE)
*D VCR/TV switch
{ Infra-red transmitter
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When receiving or playing back recordings of TV
programmes that are broadcast with subtitles via Teletext,
and also when playing back pre-recorded cassettes with
“Closed Caption” subtitles, you can make the subtitles
appear or disappear on the TV screen by pressing this
button.
e Every time you press this button, the “©: ON” indication
or “=: OFF” indication appears on the TV screen for a
few seconds. When you press this button to display the
“=: ON” indication, the subtitles are displayed on the TV
screen.
e After pressing this button so that the “©: ON” indication
appears, it may take a few moments until the subtitles
are displayed on the TV screen.
e Pressing this button also changes the setting of
“Subtitles” for “Display” on the Main menu accordingly.
Therefore, turning the subtitle function on or off is also
possible by changing the above setting on the Main
menu. (See page 74.)
*D VCR/TV switch
If you set this switch to TV, you can use this remote control
to turn your TV on or off, select TV/AV Input, and operate
other TV functions. (See page 24.)
When you want to operate the VCR, set this switch to
“VCR”. The initial setting is VCR”.
Controls and Layout of the Remote Control
Continued...
Controls marked with an asterisk (*) are further explained at the bottom of the page.
"O Tape Counter Reset button (RESET)
@ Audio button (AUDIO)
@ Still Album button (STILL ALBUM)
DD *@® VCR 1/2 Select switch (VCR1/2)
O) This button do not aperate any function on this VCR.
¢ Fast Forward button (PP)
O Play button (>)
*Q Child Lock Function buttons
Hints:
"MTape Counter Reset button (RESET) "O Child Lock Function buttons
To reset the tape counter (elapsed time) to “0:00.00”. (Convenient function to prevent unauthorized use)
e The tape counter is automatically reset to “0:00.00” This function deactivates all buttons on the VCR and the
when a video cassette is inserted. remote control. Use this function, when you do not want
other people to operate the VCR.
"@VCR1/2 Select Switch (VCR1/2) To Activate the Child Lock Function:
Set to the “VCR?” position when using two Panasonic M Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
VCRs. (See page 76.) @ Hold down the OK and the OFF (+) buttons
simultaneously until the “hold” indication appears in the
VCR display.
e |f you press a button while the Child Lock function is
on, the “hold” indication appears in the VCR display
to inform you that no operation is possible.
Indication when the Child Lock function is activated
To Cancel the Child Lock Function:
(1) Hold down the OK and the OFF (+) buttons
simultaneously until the “hold” indication disappears.
® |f you disconnect the power cable, the Child Lock
function is automatically cancelled after the power
backup time of approximately 60 minutes has
elapsed.
Controls and Layout of the Remote Control
Continued...
TV Operation
This remote control can also be used to operate a TV.
The explanations below show you what functions individual buttons have when the VCR/TV switch is set to “TV”.
The control marked with an asterisk (*) is further explained at the bottom of the page.
VCR/TV switch
*@ TV-ON/OFF button ((b)
D To switch the TV on from standby mode (OFF) or vice versa.
RL ¢® Numeric buttons
To select the programme positions (1-99) on the TV.
33 © AV button (AV)
To select the desired AV input on the TV.
& TV Screen Format button (TV ASPECT)
To switch the screen format between the wide-screen and other
formats.
€ Teletext buttons
If your TV is equipped for Teletext reception, you can use these
buttons to change the teletext information displayed on the screen
29 and select desired information. For details, refer to your TV's
operating instructions.
© Volume button (1)
To adjust the volume of the TV.
E) Channel button (VA)
To select the desired programme position (TV station) on the TV.
€ TV/Text button (TV/TEXT)
To switch between normal TY mode and teletext mode.
Hint:
*DTV-ON/OFF button ((h)
On some TVs it is only possible to switch the TV to
standby mode (OFF) with this button, but not on. In this
case, try to turn the TV on with one of the following
buttons:
Numeric buttons
AV button (AV)
Channel button (VA)
Setting the Remote Control to Operate Your TV
r This setting procedure allows you to operate the TVs of most brands using the remote
control supplied with this VCR.
©
® Some TV models cannot be operated with this remote control.
Set the VCR/TV switch to “TV”.
Look up your TV's manufacturer in the list of TVs compatible with the VCR's remote
control on the next page.
While keeping the TV-ON/OFF button (() pressed, use the Numeric buttons to
enter the manufacturers code.
If there is more than one code listed for that manufacturer, try the first code.
Be sure to enter the code in two digits.
Example: 01
Check whether you can operate the TV correctly with the VCR's remote control.
If the TV cannot be operated properly:
In step ©), enter the other code listed for that manufacturer and repeat step (@.
The 3 Methods for Switching to the AV Input
on Your Panasonic TV
Your Panasonic TV uses one of three different methods for switching between TV
reception and the AV input(s). Perform the operations steps listed for the switching
methods A, B and C below to determine which one your Panasonic TV uses.
A
@ Set the VCR/TV switch to “TV”.
@ Press the AV button to switch to the AV Input.
Each press of the AV button switches between “TV reception” and “AV
Input(s)”
Set the VCR/TV switch to “TV”.
Press the AV button.
Colour bars for selecting the AV Input appear on the TV screen.
Follow the instructions displayed on the TV screen to select the desired AV
Input from the displayed colour bars for the AV Input by pressing the
corresponding colour button A (red), DATE + (green), ON+ (yellow) or OFF+
(blue) on the remote control.
Set the VCR/TV switch to “TV”.
Press the AV button.
The last previously selected AV Input indication appears on the TV screen.
The indications for selecting another AV Input also appear, but they disappear
a few seconds later.
Before the indications for selecting another AV Input disappears, press the V
button, DÂTE— button, ON— button or OFF — button to select the desired
AV input. °
With the following four buttons, you can move and select as follows:
Y: Move left
DATE—: Move down
ON—: Move up
OFF—: Move right
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List of TVs Compatible
with the VCR’s Remote Control
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AIWA 35 SINUDYNE 05, 06, 33
AKAI 27,30 SONY 08
BLAUPUNKT 09 TELEFUNKEN 10-14
BRANDT 10,15 THOMSON 10,15
BUSH 05, 06 TOSHIBA 16
CURTIS 31 WHITE WESTINGHOUSE 05, 06
DESMET 05, 31, 33
DUAL 05, 06
ELEMIS 31
FERGUSON 10
GOLDSTAR 31
GOODMANS 05, 06, 31
GRUNDIG 09
HITACHI 22, 23, 31, 40, 41, 42
INNO HIT 34
IRRADIO 30
ITT 25
JVC 17, 39
LOEWE 07
METZ 28, 31
MITSUBISHI 06, 19, 20
MIVAR 24
NEC 36
NOKIA 25 - 27
NORDMENDE 10
ORION 37
PHILIPS 05, 06
PHONOLA 31, 33
PIONEER 38
PYE 05, 06
RADIOLA 05, 06
SABA 10
SALORA 26
SAMSUNG 31,22
SANSUI 05, 31, 33
SANYO 21
SBR 06
SCHNEIDER 05, 06, 29, 30, 31
SELECO 06, 25
SHARP 18
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When You Insert a Video Cassette
The Tape Library System makes it easy to check what programmes are recorded on the inserted tape and lets you quickly
select a programme for playback. For further details about the Tape Library System, see page 46.
(‘When you insert a cassette with an erasure prevention tab: ) When you insert a cassette vino
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an erasure prevention tab:
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On Screen Display
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As soon as you insert the cassette, the Cassette Number Check starts
automatically. Wait a few moments until this check is completed.
When inserting a cassette that
was recorded on this VCR:
When the Cassette Number Check
is completed, the cassette number
and the cassette’s contents
(recorded programmes) appear on
the On Screen Display, and the
cassette number appears on the
VCR display.
Content of tape: 5 Page 1/2
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ITV (18:58) News
ЖЖ (19:08) Ch 39 de Ves 20.04.98
BBC? (19:18) Tu 12.05.08
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programme without making use
on the of the Tape Library
inserted functions, recording
cassette or some other
and start function, press the
playback, EXIT button to make
see page the Tape Library
47. / | indications
disappear, and then
operate the VCR for
the desired function.
Pressing the EXIT
button is necessary
even if the TV is not
turned on.
To perform playback
Y |
x
=
As soon as you insert the cassette,
playback starts and the cassette
Wi, VCR display number appears on the VCR display
DE for several seconds. However, the
cassette number and the cassette's
contents (recorded programmes)
do not appear on the On Screen
” Display.
(When loading cassette No. 5.)
Y Y
The cassette number and tape contents are
not displayed for the following types of
cassettes:
a.New (never used) cassettes.
b.Cassettes recorded on another VCR.
c. Cassettes whose cassette number was
deleted from the Library data.
d. Certain other kinds of cassettes.
In the above cases, the following indications
appear:
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(This indication appears for (This indication appears for
several seconds.) several seconds.)
N
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To perform playback, recording or some other
function, operate the VCR for the desired
function.
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If you want to cancel the
Cassette Number Check
midway:
Press the Play (>), Stop (13),
EJECT or VCR-ON/OFF (()
button after the check has
started.
e No Tape Library data
appears if you cancel the
Cassette Number Check.
(See page 47.)
® If you cancel the Cassette
Number Check midway and
then preform recording, a
different cassette number
may additionally be
recorded on the cassette.
automatically cancel the
added cassette number(s)
when you play back the
tape from the beginning.
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Playback
Inserting and Ejecting a Cassette
Cassette windows
VCR display €
Insert the cassette with the
window side facing upward.
To eject a cassette press the
Eject button on the VCR or
hold down the Stop button
(2) @ for more than 3
seconds.
Operation Steps
Confirmation of Operation
© Switch the TV on.
O Press the VCR-ON/OFF button ((/1) to
switch the VCR on.
O Select AV input on your TV.
e |f the VCR is connected to your TV via
RF coaxial cable only, select the video
playback channel on the TV.
O Insert the recorded video cassette.
e As soon as the cassette is inserted, the
Cassette Number Check starts. Wait a
few moments until it is completed.
(See page 27.)
© Press the Play button (D).
® Playback starts.
TV screen
This indication may be different
on your TV.
VCR display
Indication when the video
cassette is inserted
Indication displayed during playback
€ To Stop Playback
Press the Stop button (LU) (à.
@ To Pause Playback Briefly
(Still Playback)
Press the Pause/Slow button (1 I/>) ©) briefly.
e |f you leave the VCR in the still playback mode
for more than 5 minutes, the VCR cancels this mode
automatically to protect the tape and video heads,
and it switches over to the stop mode.
Indication during still playback
Other Playback and jr - 6 р
Convenient Functions
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Described on this page are the operations for fast-forwarding and rewinding the tape. However, depending on whether the tape
is stopped or is being played back, pressing the Fast Forward button (»>») or the Rewind button (<<) will activate a different
function.
In addition, the activated function also differs depending on how long you press the button. Operate these buttons according to
the intended function.
Operation Steps Confirmation of Operation
Fast-forwarding or Rewinding the
Tape
Q Insert a video cassette. VCR display
e As soon as the cassette is inserted, the
Cassette Number Check starts. Wait a few
moments until it is completed.
(See page 27.)
Indication when the tape is stopped
O Press the Stop button (11) to put the VCR
in the stop mode. This prevents automatic
playback start.
© To fast-forward the tape:
Press the Fast Forward button (Pp). Indication during fast-forwarding or
cue playback
© To rewind the tape:
Press the Rewind button (<<).
& To stop fast-forwarding or rewinding,
press the Stop button (U).
® To briefly view the picture during
fast-forwarding or rewinding, press and hold
down the corresponding button. Indication during rewinding or
ф You can also perform same operation by review playback
turning the Shuttle Ring clockwise or
counterclockwise.
Fast-forwarding or Rewinding the
Tape while Viewing the Playback
Picture
For Cue Playback:
During playback, press the Fast Forward button
(p>) briefly.
For Review Playback:
During playback, press the Rewind button (<< )
briefly.
ф To resume normal playback,
press the Play button (>) (A).
& If you press and hold down the Fast Forward
button (PB) or the Rewind button (<<), cue
or review playback continues for as long as
you keep the button pressed.
& You can also perform same operation by
turning the Shuttle Ring clockwise or
counterclockwise.
; Notes for special playback functions OEL ow EF IRA a ee as
(except normal playback): 1
e During playback function other than normal playback, e |f cue or review playback continues for more than 10
horizontal noise bars may appear in the picture, the minutes, the VCR automatically switches over to the
colour of the picture may unstable, or the picture may normal playback mode to protect the tape and video
be otherwise distorted. heads.
When you play back a tape recorded in the LP (Long
Play) mode, the picture may be in black and white.
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Convenient Functions
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VCR display
& To Perform Slow Playback
Press and hold down the Pause/Slow button (11H) ®
for more than 2 seconds during playback.
e |f the slow playback mode continues for more than
10 minutes, the VCR cancels this mode automatically to
protect the tape and video heads, and it switches over to
the stop mode.
Indication during stow playback
€ To Stop Playback Automatically
(Playback Off Timer Function)
If you set the playback duration, the playback will stop automatically.
After the set playback time has elapsed, the VCR automatically stops playback and
switches off.
To Activate the Playback Off Timer Function:
During normal playback, press the Play button (>) В) on the VCR for more than 2
seconds to put the VCR in the Playback Off Timer mode. (The indication shown below
appears on the VCR display.)
After that, press the Play button (») on the VCR repeatedly until the desired playback
duration is displayed on the VCR display.
® At each press of this button, the indication changes as follows:
VCR display
Counter display > 30 > 60
| (normal playback mode) (min.) (min.) |
240 : 180 : 120
(min.) (min.) (min.) Indication when the VCR is in the
To Stop Midway: Playback Off Timer mode
Press the Stop button (О) ©. (a playback duration of 30 minutes is
selected)
$ To Select the Desired Sound Mode during Playback
Press the AUDIO button ©) during playback. On Screen Display
Audio Level
Every time you press this button, the audio output mode
changes as follows:
Normal audio
— Stereo — Left —> Right —> track (Mono) —]
$ To Rewind the Tape a Little to View the Same Scene Again
(Replay Function)
If you want to view the same scene again, for example because you could not catch
clearly what a person said, simply press the REPLAY button ©, to rewind the tape a
little from its present position and play it back again.
The direction in which the tape is rewound depends on what playback mode the VCR is
in when you press the REPLAY button.
® If you press the REPLAY button when the VCR is in the stop, rewind, fast-forward,
slow playback, or standby (Off) mode, the Replay function does not work.
During Normal Playback, Cue Playback and Still Playback:
When you press the REPLAY button, the VCR switches over to the review playback
mode for a few seconds and then resumes normal playback.
During Review Playback:
When you press the REPLAY button, the VCR briefly switches over to cue playback and
then plays back at normal speed in forward direction from the point where the REPLAY
button was pressed.
Cassette compartment
Other Playback and
Convenient Functions
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& To Play Back a Recorded Part Repeatedly
Press the Play button (>) @ on the Remote Control for more than 5 seconds.
The “R” indication appears on the On Screen Display.
e If “OSD” on the “Display” screen is set to OFF (See page 74), the “R” indication does
not appear. Beginning of End of
Tape Recorded Part On Screen Display
Repeat Playback o
Control Signal
Play
Interruption
(at least 5 sec.)
Rewind e
Indication of Repeat
(3) To Cancel the Repeat Playback Mode: Playback mode
Press the Stop button (D) @.
€ To Change the Playback Speed
© Press the Pause/Still button (II) on the VCR.
OQ Rotate the Shuttle Ring.
& To Locate Precisely the Desired Moment
in a Scene
@ Press the Pause/Still button (Il) on the VCR.
OQ Turn the Jog Dial.
& To Play Back NTSC Video Cassettes on Your PALTV
(Quasi-NTSC Playback Function)
This VCR allows playback of NTSC recorded tapes on a normal PAL TV.
On some TVs, however, the playback picture may roll up or down.
e |f your TV has a V-HOLD control or equivalent adjustment function, use it to try to stop
the picture movement. The height of the picture may not fill the complete screen.
& Convenient Automatic Functions
This VCR features the following convenient functions:
e VCR Auto Switch On
When you insert a video cassette, the VCR switches on automatically.
e Auto Playback Start
When you insert a video cassette with a broken erasure prevention tab, playback start
automatically without having to press the Play button (>).
e Auto Rewind (this function does not work during timer recording and OTR)
When the tape reaches the end, the VCR automatically rewinds it to the beginning.
@ After Use
(D Press the EJECT button on the VCR and take VCR display
out the cassette.
Or, press and hold the Stop button (11) on the
remote control for more than 3 seconds and
then take out the ejected cassette. Indication when a video cassette
is inserted
@ Setthe VCR/TV switch to VCR”.
® Press the VCR-ON/OFF button (() to switch
the VCR off.
e Ejecting the video cassette is also possible when Cassette indication disappears.
the VCR is off. It will switch on, eject the cassette
and then switch off again.
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VCR display ©
Recording
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Operation Steps Confirmation of Operation
O Switch the TV on.
@ Press the VCR-ON/OFF button (&)/l) to
switch the VCR on.
TV
© Select the AV input on your TV. Screen
e |f the VCR is connected to your TV via RF 2
coaxial cable only, select the video
playback channel on the TV. This indication may be different
on your TV.
© Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
VCR display
O Insert a video cassette with intact erasure
prevention tab. (See page 36.)
® As soon as the cassette is inserted, the
Cassette Number Check starts. Wait a few Indication when the video cassette
moments until it is completed. 's Inserted
(See page 27.)
© Press the SP/LP button to set the desired
tape speed.
e SP provides standard recording time and
optimum picture quality.
LP provides doubled recording time with
slightly reduced picture quality.
@ Press the Channel button (V) or (A) to
select the programme position of the TV
programme that you want to record.
Indication of the selected
programme position
© Press the REC button.
e Recording starts.
Indication during recording
€ To Stop Recording
Press the Stop button (CJ) @.
Hint: Note about the Tape Speed (SP/LP):
e We do not recommend the use of tapes longer than The initial setting is “SP”.
E240 type as the tape can be too thin. SP stands for Standard Play.
LP stands for Long Play.
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€ To Pause Recording
Press the Pause/Slow button (1/1) (4).
To resume recording, press the Pause/Slow button (1/1) в po
again.
e |f you leave the VCR in the pause mode for more than 5 : .
minutes, the VCR cancels this mode automatically, and it Indication during recording pause
switches over to the stop mode.
€ To View One TV Programme while Recording Another
TV Programme
After pressing the REC button ® to start recording, select on your TV the programme
position of the TV programme that you want to view.
& To Confirm the Approximate Remaining Tape Time
The remaining tape time can be displayed on the On Screen display and in
the VCR display.
Condition for correct display of the remaining tape time:
e The tape length of the tape being used must be set correctly.
(For example, select the tape length “<E-180” for a 180-minute
cassette.)
To Set the Tape Length:
@ Press the MENU button to make the Main menu appear on the TV
screen.
@ Use the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select “Functions”, On Screen Display
“Tape length”, and “<E-180" in this order.
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© Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select the tape length
of the video cassette you are using.
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E-195: For E195 tape Satelite. | Ludo mode HORM
E-240: For E240 tape
E-260>: For E260 and -300 tapes Menu for setting the Tape
Length setting
O Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
© Press the EXIT button to exit the menu.
To Display the Remaining Tape Time:
Press the OSD/DISPLAY button (€) until the remaining tape time is
displayed on the On Screen Display.
Pressing the OSD/DISPLAY button once makes the
On Screen Display appear; after that, pressing it repeatedly
changes the indication in the following order:
Clock SCounter Indication of the remaining
Y tape time
Remaining Tape Time<—
e For certain cassettes, the remaining tape time may not be displayed
correctly.
e | “OSD” on the “Display” screen is set to OFF (See page 73), the
indication of the remaining tape time does not appear on the On Screen
display.
- Hint:
e In some cases, it may not be possible to change the
programme position on the TV during Direct TV
Recording.
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& To Manually Adjust the Audio Recording Level
This VCR adjusts the recording level automatically to prevent sound distortion due to
excessive peaks.
However, if you want to manually adjust the audio recording level, perform the operation
steps below before you start the actual recording. We recommend you to adjust the level
so that it peaks at approximately +4 dB on the recording level indicator.
© Before recording, press the AUDIO button. On Screen Display
Audio Rec Level (Stereo)
O @-a To adjust the left (L) and right (R) channels simultaneously:
Press the Cursor buttons (<>) to adjust the audio
recording level.
@-a
@-b
@-b To adjust the left (L) and right (R) channels individually,
use either of the following two operation methods:
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select either the left (L)
or right (R) channel and individually adjust their audio
recording level with the Cursor buttons (<>).
Audio Rec Level (Stereo)
\ E
Press the AUDIO button repeatedly to select either the
left (L) or right (R) channel and individually adjust their Example:
audio recording level with the Cursor buttons (<>) nen ho lef (L) channel
IS Selected,
® Adjusting the audio recording level of the normal audio track (mono) is only
possible when recording from an external source (AV1, AV2 or AV3), but not
when recording TV programmes via the VCR's built-in tuner.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (a).
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€ To Select the Recording Duration and Perform Recording
(OTR Recording)
OTR means One-Touch Recording and is called this way, because you can start
recording and select the recording duration simply by repeatedly pressing a single
button. This is very convenient, for example when you want to start recording
immediately but need to go out or want to go to bed.
After the selected recording duration has elapsed, recording stops and the VCR
automatically switches off.
To Perform an OTR Recording:
@ Display the VCR picture on the TV.
@ Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention tab.
e As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette Number Check starts. Wait a
VCR display] few moments until it is completed.
(See page 27.)
© Press the Channel buttons (VA) to select the programme position on which the
TV programme to be recorded will be broadcast.
O Press the REC/OTR button to start recording.
© Press the REC/OTR button repeatedly to select the desired recording duration.
e Every time you press this button, the recording duration indicated in the VCR
display changes in the following order.
e For example, if you select “30”, the VCR records a programme from that moment
on for 30 minutes.
VCR displ
Counter display > 30 > 60 |
| (nomma recording mode) (min.) (min) | Ea
240 ; 180 . 120 LR. SE Ctl
(min.) (min.) (min.) Indication when recording
duration “30” is selected
To Stop the OTR Recording Before the End:
Press the Stop button (I) ®.
Note:
e This function also works during Direct TV Recording.
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€ To Immediately Record the Same TV Programme
That You Are Viewing on the TV (Direct TV Recording)
This function allows you to immediately start recording the same programme that you
are viewing on the TV.
The programme position selected on the VCR automatically changes to that of the TV
programme that you are viewing on the TV. When you stop the recording, the VCR
e ame automatically switches back to the previously selected programme position.
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Conditions for correct functioning of the Direct TV Recording function:
e Your TV must be equipped with the “Q Link” function.
® The VCR must be connected to the TV via a fully-wired 21 -pin Scart cable.
To Perform Direct TV Recording:
O Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure
prevention tab.
® As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette
Number Check starts. Wait a few moments until it is
completed. (See page 27.)
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To Stop Recording:
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e Recorded Contents
NE ES When you record again onto a previously recorded video
cassette, the previous recording is automatically erased and
replaced with the new recording. Therefore, to prevent
accidental erasure of the recorded contents, break out the
erasure prevention tab after recording.
Use a screwdriver or similar tool to break out the tab.
To Record Again onto the Video Cassette with a Broken Out
Erasure Prevention Tab:
If you insert a video cassette with a broken out erasure
prevention tab and press the REC button ®), the “Bia” indication
flashes on the VCR display to indicate that recording is not
possible.
In this case, cover the tab hole with two layers of adhesive tape.
The adhesive tape substitutes for the prevention erasure tab
and makes it possible to record again on this cassette.
Adhesive tape
VCR display
Timer Recording
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This function lets you programme the VCR for unattended automatic recording of desired TV programmes when you are not at
home or sleeping.
You can programme timer recordings in two different ways:
(1) By entering the Video Plus+ PlusCode published alongside the TV programme listings in newspapers and magazines
(explained below) or; . | |
(2) By entering the necessary information with the remote control while viewing the On Screen Display (OSD) on the TV
screen (see page 40).
This VCR lets you programme up to 8 TV programmes (including weekly and daily programmes) for unattended recording up
to one month in advance. |
(1) Programming with the Video Plus+ Function
4 The Video Plus+ PlusCodes (numbers) assigned to each TV programme and published
alongside the TV programme listings in newspapers and magazines make it extremely
easy to set the VCR for timer recording.
The duration of a timer recording programmed with Video Plus+ PlusCode may be
slightly longer than the actual duration of the TV programme.
Example:
Programming a timer recording of a TV programme with the Video Plus+ PlusCode
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Operation Steps Confirmation of Operation
6 © Switch theTV on.
@ Press the VCR-ON/OFF button (0/1) to
switch the VCR on.
TV screen
© Select the AV input on your TV. a)
e |f the VCR is connected to your TV via RF
coaxial cable only, select the video This indication may be different on
playback channel on the TV. your TV.
O Set theVCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
VCR display
© Insert a video cassette with an intact ra
erasure prevention tab. (See page 36.) a +
e As soon as the cassette is inserted, the E E
Cassette Number Check starts. Wait a few Indication when the video cassette
moments until it is completed. Is inserted
(See page 27.)
On Screen Display
@ Press the VIDEO PLUS+ button to display
the menu for entering the PlusCode on the
TV.
Menu for entering the PlusCode
Q Press the Numeric buttons to enter the
PlusCode.
e |f you have entered a wrong digit, press 920218---
the Cursor button (<) (4) and then enter
the correct digit. Indication when the PlusCode is
entered
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Operation Steps Confirmation of Operation
© Press the OK button to display the
programmed content.
On Screen Display
© Press the SP/LP button to set the desired Timer recording
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optimum picture quality. AIN
LP provides doubled recording time with
slightly reduced picture quality.
Regarding the “A” indication, refer to page
43.
Indication when SP is set
@ Press the OK button again to conclude the
setting. Pos Start Stop SP
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Indication when the settings are
concluded
VCR display
Q Press theTIMER REC button to switch the
VCR over to the timer recording standby
mode.
e At the programmed date and time, the Indication of the timer recording
recording will start automatically. standby mode
€ If the Programming Contents Are Not Entered Correctly
When Programming with the Video Plus+ Function,
or When You Want to Change the Programmed Contents
In some cases, the programming contents may not be entered correctly when
programming a timer recording with the Video Plus+ function. In such a case, correct the
wrong or missing information in the following way:
To Correct:
After displaying the programmed contents in operation step O,
perform the follwing steps:
To change the programme position:
Use the Channel button (VA) ®.
To change the date of timer recording:
Use the DATE button €).
To change the recording starting time:
Use the ON button ©.
To change the recording ending time:
Use the OFF button O).
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Hints:
€ If “——" Appears under “Pos/Name” after
Entering a Video Plus+ PlusCode (Number)
Pos/Name stands for Programme Position/TV Station Name.
Normally, the name of the TV station or the number of the programme
position is displayed under “Pos/Name”.
However, if the TV station information was not automatically set during
Preset Download or Auto Setup due to adverse reception conditions or a
satellite channel is used for the first time, the “——" indication
appears instead. On Screen Display
In such a case, follow the operation steps below to correct it. MENE
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“——" indication
Waming message
After you have entered the information of a TV station, it remains stored
in the VCR's memory, and you do not need to enter it again in the future.
& To Suspend the Timer Recording Standby Mode
When you want to use the VCR for playback, normal recording or some
other operation before the programmed timer recording will be performed,
you can temporarily suspend the timer recording standby mode by
pressing the TIMER REC button €) so that the “[X]" indication
on the VCR display disappears.
However, after you have finished using the VCR, be sure
to reactivate the timer recording standby mode by pressing
the TIMER REC button again, otherwise the programmed
timer recording will not be performed.
The indication of the timer
recording standby mode
disappears
e After programming a timer recording, confirm that the e About 10 minutes before the programmes starting time,
“IY” indication is displayed in the VCR display. if the VCR has not been put in timer recording standby
If the “[X" indication is flashing, check the timer mode, the “[{]” indication flashes on the VCR display. In
programming contents and programme it again this case, press the TIMER REC button to put the VCR
correctly.
in the timer recording standby mode.
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Timer Recording
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(2) Programming with the On Screen Display
This method offers easy step-by-step programming with the remote control while you
view the prompts on the TV screen.
Example:
Programming the timer recording of a TV programme broadcast on programme position
(channel) 2 from 20:00 to 21:30 on 27 October.
Operation Steps Confirmation of Operation
O SwitchtheTV on.
O Press the VCR-ON/OFF button ((/1) to
switch the VCR on.
TV
© Select the AV input on your TV. 0 een
e |f the VCR is connected to your TV via RF
coaxial cable only, select the video
playback channel on the TV. This inclcetion may be different
your TV.
O Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
VCR display
© Insert a video cassette with an intact
erasure prevention tab. (See page 36.)
® As soon as the cassette is inserted, the TEE НтЫ
Cassette Number Check starts. Wait a few Indication when the video cassette
moments until it is completed. js inserted
(See page 27.)
On Screen Display
9 © Press the PROG./CHECK button to display
the menu for programming timer
recordings on the TV screen. RE
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recordings
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Operation Steps Confirmation of Operation
, On Screen Display
@ Press the OFF button to set the ending
time.
Timer recording
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Indication when 21:30 is set
Q Press the SP/LP button to set the desired
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optimum picture quality.
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slightly reduced picture quality.
Regarding the “A” indication, refer to page
43.
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Indication when the settings are
concluded
® Press theTIMER REC button to switch the
VCR over to the timer recording standby
mode. E ELE NCR
Ш e At the programmed date and time, the Indication of the timer recording
recording will start automatically. standby mode
& To Suspend the Timer Recording Standby Mode
When you want to use the VCR for playback, normal recording or some other operation
before the programmed timer recording will be performed, you can temporarily suspend
the timer recording standby mode by pressing the TIMER REC button so that the “TU”
indication on the VCR display disappears.
However, after you have finished using the VCR, be sure
to reactivate the timer recording standby mode by
pressing the TIMER REC button again, otherwise the
programmed timer recording will not be performed. The indication of the timer recording
standby mode disappears
Hints:
e When you set the starting or ending times, keeping the e |f the VCR is not put in the timer recording standby
ON or OFF button pressed changes the indication in mode at the latest 10 minutes before the programmed
30-minute steps. timer recording starting time, the “1” indication flashes
You can also set the starting and ending times by on the VCR display. In this case, press the TIMER REC
pressing the numeric buttons instead of the ON and button to put the VCR in the timer recording standby
OFF button. mode.
e After programming a timer recording, confirm that the e Performing the operation steps @[email protected] with the Cursor
“[” indication is displayed on the VCR display. buttons (A Y <>) (3) is also possible.
If the “E” indication is flashing, check the timer
programming contents and programme it again
correctly.
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Timer Recording and
Other Convenient Functions
This VCR is equipped with the following functions that facilitate the programming of timer recordings.
(1) Setting the recording date/day(s)
© Setting for control of the recording start and end time by special signal included in the broadcasting signal
(PDC Function)
® Ensuring that a TV programme will be recorded until its end (Auto SP/LP Change Function)
(4) Programming a timer recording of a satellite programme
Set to VCR.
(1) Setting the Recording Date/Day(s)
Perform this operation in operation step © (see page 38) when programming with the
Video Plus+ PlusCodes, or in operation step @ (see page 40) when programming a
timer recording with the On Screen Display.
You can select the recording date (day of the month/day of the week) by pressing the
DATE button (A). If you repeatedly press the + side of the DATE button, the indication
changes in the order shown below. If you press the — side of the DATE button, the
indication changes in the opposite order.
e Programming a timer recording (setting the date) is possible up to one month ahead of
the TV programme’s broadcasting date and time.
Daily and weekly timer recordings will continue until you cancel them.
md <TO Programme within 1 Month>
Example: 1 2..... 31
<To Programme a Daily Timer Recording>
Example: Daily recording from Sunday to Saturday (Su-Sa).
Daily recording from Monday to Saturday (Mo-Sa).
Daily recording from Monday to Friday (Mo-Fr).
<To Programme a Weekly Timer Recording>
Example: Weekly recording every Sunday Weekly recording every Monday...
Weekly recording every Saturday
(Su = Sunday, Mo = Monday, Tu = Tuesday, We = Wednesday, Th = Thursday,
Fr = Friday, > = Saturday)
(2 Setting for Control of the Recording Starting and Ending
Time by Special Signal Included in the Broadcasting Signal
(PDC Function)
PDC stands for Programme Delivery Control.
If a TV programme, for example a football game runs longer than scheduled, is
shortened or starts earlier or later, this function synchronises the recording start and
stop with the actual broadcasting start and stop of the TV programme.
Conditions for correct operation of the PDC function:
e “ON” must be displayed under “PDC” on the On Screen Display.
e The TV station must broadcast PDC signals.
e The programme starting time must be set correctly to the starting time listed in the
newspaper/magazine.
To Activate the PDC Function:
In operation step © (see page 38) when programming with On Screen Display
the Video Plus+ PlusCodes, or after operation step ( (see
page 41) when programming a timer recording with the On [ase pare UN" SP BE Рос Ми
Screen Display, press the PDC button 6) to make the ON 2002 e “139
indication appear. o
See page 78 for details. Indication when “ON” is selected
Timer Recording and
Other Convenient Functions Continued...
NU —
® Ensuring that aTV Programme Will Be Recorded
Until Its End (Auto SP/LP Change Function)
If at the start of a timer recording, the VCR determines that the remaining tape time is
insufficient to record the whole programme, the Auto SP/LP Change function
automatically selects LP mode to ensure that the whole programme will be recorded.
However, if the remaining tape time is still not sufficient even in the LP mode, the
programme cannot be recorded to its end. On Screen Display
e |f you programme a daily or weekly timer recording, BRL ACC LAON
recording will be performed in the LP mode from the Pos D pare Start Stop SE pc Min
start regardless of the remaining tape time. BBC2 27/10 We 2000 2130
e® In case of a timer recording programmed with the PDC IX oo m0
function, if the TV programme continues past the Indication when “A” is selected
programmed ending time, the VCR automatically switches
over to the LP mode at that moment. However, in some cases it may not be possible to
record the programme until its end.
e Use a video cassette on which a few minutes more than the total length of
programmed timer recordings remain, otherwise the programmed timer recordings
may be performed in the LP mode.
e Be careful that the broadcast times of the TV programmes set for timer recording do
not overlap, otherwise the programmed timer recordings may be performed in the LP
mode.
e if the recording speed changes from SP to LP during a timer recording, some brief
picture distortion occurs at that point.
Condition for correct operation of the Auto SP/LP Change function:
e The tape length of the inserted cassette must be set correctly.
To Activate the Auto SP/LP Change Function:
In operation step O) (See page 38) when programming with the Video Plus+
PlusCodes, or in operation step Y (See page 41) when programming a timer recording
with the On Screen Display, press the SP/LP button (4) to select “A”.
e When you press this button repeatedly, the indication changes in the following order:
SP —>LP
А < |
@ Programming aTimer Recording of a Satellite Programme
The programming of a timer recording of a satellite programme can be performed in the
same way as for normal (terrestrial) TV programmes.
Conditions for correct operation of this function:
e When selecting the programme position, be sure to use the Numeric buttons to select
the satellite channel.
Example of selecting satellite programme positions 9, 19 and 129
T T
SAT 9 10-00-09) Nose CATE art Sep PE
SAT -
SAT 19: 0-9-0) ZEN MM
SAT 129: @[email protected]© [EE
3-digit programme positions can be selected with this remote control only in
case of a satellite receiver that is marked with (*') on the enclosed list of
compatible satellite receivers.
AVE SAYIN -
Notes for Programming a Timer Recording of a Satellite Programme:
e When programming a timer recording of a satellite programme, it is not possible to
activate the PDC function.
e On some satellite receivers, the power may be turned off for a few seconds before a
timer recording is actually started and recording may not be performed for those first
few seconds. To ensure recording from the beginning of the programme, we
recommend that you set the recording start time about a minute earlier than that listed
in the newspaper/magazine.
e After the timer recording has finished, some satellite receivers switch off
automatically, but the recording has been performed as programmed.
e |f a power failure occurs during the timer recording of a satellite programme, the timer
recording may not resume when the power is restored.
e Timer recording of pay-per-view satellite programmes is not possible.
e Timer recording of satellite programmes from a satellite receiver or satellite receiver
channel for which the PIN code has been entered is not possible.
e Timer recording of satellite programmes for which the parental control function has
been activated is not possible.
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Checking, Changing or Cancelling
a Timer Recording Programme
$» To Check the Contents of Timer Recording Programmes
©
Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
Press the PROG./CHECK button to display the timer
recording programmings on the TV screen. On Screen Display
® When the VCR is in the timer recording standby
mode for a PDC recording, the On Screen Display
Pos Start Stop SP
, Name DATE (ON OFF LP PDC Min
may be distorted. BBC2 27/10 We 20:00 21:30 SP ON 90
BBC1 30/10 Sa 19:00 20:00 LP OFF 60
SKY G Su 21:00 23:00 SP —-- 1
BBC2 Su-Sa 17:30 18:00 LP ON 30
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Menu for checking the timer
recording programming(s)
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button @.
€ To Change a Timer Recording Programme
It is not possible to change a programme while the timer recording is being performed.
Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Set the VCR/TV switch to VCR”.
Press the PROG./CHECK button to display the timer recording programmes
on the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select the programming that you want to change.
Follow the operations below to change the programmed contents.
To change the broadcasting station:
Use the Channel buttons (Y A) В).
To change the date of the timer recording:
Use the DATE button ©).
To change the recording starting time:
Use the ON button O).
Timer recording
Pos Start Stop SP
Name DATE ON OFF LP
: . PDC Min
To change the recording ending time: ВВО? 27/10 We 20:00 21:30 SP ON 90
Use the OFF button © SKY a Su 21:00 2290 SP or de
se - BBC2 Su-Sa 17:30 18:00 LP ON 30
To change the recording speed: Dm e e o NT
Use the SP/LP button O. Vian = = ZZ с Г ZZ ZZ
To change the setting for PDC ON/OFF(———): dica ond Be Ter
recording programming(s)
Use the PDC button ©. Ро
Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
Checking, Changing or Cancelling
a Timer Recording Programme Continued...
-—_—_—_—_—_—_—_—_—_—_—_—_—_—_—_—_—_—_—_—_———————
$ To Cancel the Programming of a Timer Recording
It is not possible to cance! a programme while the timer recording is being performed.
pa @ Display the VCR picture on the TV.
O Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
O Press the PROG./CHECK button to display
the timer recording programmings on the TV screen. On Screen Display
Pos Start Stop SP
Name DATE ON OFF LP PDC Min
80
O Press the Cursor buttons (A ¥) to selectthe | IN
roaramming that you want to cancel.
prog J y Menu when the programme to
cancel is selected
© Press the CANCEL button.
Start Stop SP
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Menu after the programming has
been cancelled
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button @.
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Notes for Cancelling the Programming of a Timer Recording:
In some cases, for example as listed below, the programming of a timer recording remains stored in the memory until
4 a.m. the next day. However, this is not a malfunction.
e When a timer recording was not performed up to the TV programmes ending time because the remaining tape time was
not sufficient.
e When you have stopped the timer recording while it was being performed.
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Tape Library System
EEE EE II,
This advanced system makes it quick and easy to check the contents of an inserted cassette. It can also be used to quickly find
out which cassette in your collection contains a desired programme.
Whenever a cassette with an intact erasure prevention tab is inserted, the VCR first performs a brief check and then shows the
number of the cassette and its contents on the On Screen Display. To start playback of the desired programme, simply select it
on the On Screen Display and press the SEARCH button.
To index each recorded programme for the Tape Library System, this VCR automatically records the Library data (cassette
number, title"', name of TV station, recording time/date”, category”*, etc.) and stores the data in the VCR's memory*s when
the recording is performed.
*! In case of TV stations that broadcast with EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) information, the title of the TV programme is
entered automatically. Otherwise, the name of the TV station or the programme position number is entered instead.
In case of a TV station without EPG information but with Teletext information, the title of the TV programme is entered
automatically, provided the “Title page” is correctly set (see page 67).
*? In case of a TV station with Teletext information, the name of the TV station is recorded automatically.
“The VCR's clock must be set correctly.
** In case of a TV station with EPG information, the programme category will be recorded automatically.
"> The VCR's memory can hold a maximum of 600 programmes with titles of 8 characters (or up to 900 programmes with titles
of fewer characters).
Precautions for Recording:
e We recommend that you use new tapes for recording.
e Each recorded programme should have length of at least 15 minutes.
e No Tape Library data is recorded during insert editing.
® If you copy a cassette with a cassette number, the tape library data may not be copied correctly. Therefore, the VCR's Tape
Library System may not work correctly with such a copied cassette.
* When a new recording is made over existing recordings on a tape, the original programmes are deleted from the list.
e Before recording programmes, make sure that the tape length is set correctly on the On Screen Display. Otherwise, the tape
position bar of the Tape Library data does not display the actual tape position. With some tapes, the bar indication is not
accurate.
e The VCR's power back-up system protects the Tape Library data in the memory in case of a power failure and stores it for up
to 5 years when the VCR is not connected to an AC mains socket.
e When the recording is completed and you eject the cassette, the cassette number remains displayed on the VCR display for
approximately 30 seconds. Be sure to write this number on the cassette label. i
e When the VCR's entire memory area has been used up by the Tape Library data, or when cassette numbers 1 through 999
have all been used, the indication “Library memory full!” appears on the TV screen for several seconds when recording is
completed. After this, recording is still possible but no new Tape Library data can be stored. In this case, delete the numbers
of cassettes that you do not need any more before making further recordings. (See page 51.)
How to Read the Tape Library Contents
Title:
For a programme from a TV station that provides EPG Cassette Number Recording Start Time Category:
information; also from a TV station without EPG Fora programme from a TV station
information but with Teletext information, provided the that provides EPG information.
“Title page” is correctly set (see page 67). Manually adding or editing the |
Manually adding or editing the title is also possible. programme category is also possible.
Channel Number
Content of tape : 5 Page1/2
"e
Tu 12.05.98
Sports
TV Station Name:
For a TV programme that was broadcast with Teletext information
but without EPG information.
Recording Date
A
#
For a TV programme that was broadcast with neither Teletext BBC2 (1
information nor EPG information.
For a TV programme recorded with the Direct TV Recording function.
Subtitle Indication:
This appears only when a programme with
subtitles has been recorded. (See page 66.)
Tape Position Bar: Under certain recordings conditions, this
This shows the approximate present tape position on the inserted cassette. Indication may not appear.
Programme Position Bar:
This shows the approximate position of the programme on the tape and its
length.
To Check What Programmes Are Recorded on the
Inserted Video Cassette and To Play Back a Desired
Programme
First, perform the operation steps explained on page 27.
Then press the Cursor buttons (4. Y <>) to select the
programme and then press the SEARCH button.
e After the selected programme has been found, the Content of tape: 100
Current tape contents list disappears and Title Date/Category
Tv (ise) PEEL
playback starts automatically.
e When you select the “Find space to record” indication
and press the SEARCH button, the VCR automatically |
winds the tape to a position from which you can start | E: Subs
recording.
e When you select the “Intro-Jet Scan” indication and press
the SEARCH button, Intro-Jet Scan starts. (See page 55.)
To Check the Cassette Number Again If the Cassette Number Check of a Cassette
that Has a Cassette Number Did Not Work Correctly, or If You Cancelled the
Cassette Number Check Midway:
@ Rewind the tape to its beginning.
O Press the SEARCH button.
e The Cassette Number Check starts automatically. Te Date/Category
Wait a few moments until the check is completed. ess space lo record <<
When it is completed, the cassette number and its >> Intro-Jet Scan <<
contents (recorded programmes) appear on the EE
On Screen Display, and the cassette number appears | Suites —
on the VCR display. (Example: When Cassette
Number Check was
if the cassette number does not appear and the following | completed successfully)
indication is displayed:
Press the INDEX» button once to start the search for a
programme. When playback starts, wait a few moments
and then press the SEARCH button.
e |f the cassette number still does not appear, repeat Dome
this process until it appears. TT
= Intro-Jer Sc
Hint: Note:
e Even after you have selected the “Find space to record” © In the case of certain cassettes, for example cassettes
and the VCR has located the tape position from which recorded on another NV-HD685 model VCR or
to make a new recording, we recommend you to cassettes whose cassette number was deleted from the
confirm that this tape position is really suitable, before Tape Library data, the cassette number and contents
you start recording. (recorded programmes) are not displayed.
To Check on Which Cassette a Desired Programme
Is Recorded
—]— oe ———_——Ú;]——]»]e C—]]]] j—]—].—];[——;———————]————];]]—;—;;—
If you press the SEARCH button when no cassette is
inserted, operation steps @ and @ below are not necessary.
In this case, start from operation step O.
O Press the MENU button and then press the Cursor
buttons (A Y >) to select “Index” and “Library contents”
in this order. cito da.
Delete data
Main menu
O Press the OK button. Content of tape: 100
® if a cassette is already inserted, its cassette number ST
5 and contents appear. >> Find space to record <<
>> Intro-Jet Scan <<
e |f no cassette is inserted, the lowest cassette number
and its contents appear.
Library for tape: 5 Page 1/2
Date/Category
© Press the Cursor buttons (<>) to display the contents
of each cassette one after another, and search for the
desired programme.
BBC1 ( 4:04) Pons 402.595)
HAE ( 4:15) Ch 39 mu, 10290
BBC1 (11:20) Bons 1700
©: Subtitlos
© After you have found out which cassette contains the
desired programme, insert that cassette into the VCR.
(See page 27.)
© To play back the desired programme, press the Cursor
buttons (A Y) to select that programme and then press
the SEARCH button. (See page 47.)
e After the selected programme has been found,
playback starts automatically.
To Check the Tape Library’s Contents by Cassette
Number, Title, Category, or Recording Date
If you press the SEARCH button when no cassette is
inserted, operation steps @ and @ below are not necessary.
In this case, start from operation step ©.
@ Press the MENU button and then press the Cursor Wa
buttons (4 Y ») to select “Index” and “Library contents” N
in this order.
“Library. conten
Restore data
Delete data
o Press the OK button. Library for tape: 5 Page 1/2
Date/Catogory
BBC1 ( 4: 04) Shorts
ЖЖ ( 4:15) СН 39 Mae 19799
© Press the Channel buttons (Y A) (red), DATE button
(green), ON button (yellow) or OFF button (blue). BBCH (11:20) =
Sports
Pressing the above buttons displays a list of the
recorded programmes as follows:
Channel (YA) (red):
6 By cassette number
DATE (green):
By title in alphabetical order.
2 ON (yellow):
The list of categories appears.
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select the
desired category and then press the OK button.
The titles are now listed in alphabetical order.
a llos т
OFF (blue): Sorting by Tape Number
By date (latest first) No. Title No. Title
ABB LOT 0
Ag
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Foolba! 1.02.
ПУ | 10.02.99
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© Press the Cursor buttons (A V <>) to select the
desired programme (title).
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7 + {15:27 СН 39
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SOF ad ME GRAY
© To play back the desired programme, insert the
corresponding cassette.
If the cassette that contains the desired programme is
already in the VCR, this operation step @ is not
necessary.
e The Cassette Number Check starts immediately and
the list of programmes disappears temporarily until
the check is completed.
e |fthe cassette number does not appear on the VCR
display, see page 47.
16/16
No. Tile Date
Sorting by Tape Number
@ Press the SEARCH button.
ge +7: (16.08) Chas 1002099
e After the selected programme is found, the list of e En "Nas e
100 BBC! ve ЗЫ 5.02.99
Library contents menu disappears and playback
starts automatically.
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E € (18:51) Ch39" ЕЕ
SSO WAL el
Hint:
e |f you press the OK button after performing operation
step @, the menu for entering (or changing} a new
title and category appears and you can enter (or edit)
a new title and a category. (See page 50.)
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To Manually Enter or Editing a Title or Category
If you press the SEARCH button when no cassette is inserted,
operation steps @ and @ below are not necessary. In this
case, start from operation step 6.
O Press the MENU button and then press the Cursor
buttons (A Y >) to select “Index” Libra
and “Library contents” in this Delete data.
order.
O Press the OK button.
© Press the Cursor buttons (<>) to display the contents of
each cassette one after another, and search for the
programme whose title and/or category you want to enter
(or change).
@ Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select the desired Library for tape: 1 Page 1/2
р Frog ramme. Title Date/Category
BBC1 ( 9:07) Sys 00188
A ( 9:23) As 2.02.99
ЖЖ ЖЕ ( 0:01) Ch 3g Paras *" 89
особо
© Press the OK button.
® The menu for entering (or changing) the title and/or ый
category appears. Odie AS { 918)
Ok category; Mews
Мён:
New category:
©
@ Press the Cursor button (») to
select the entry field for a new
title and then press the Cursor
buttons (4 Y <>) and the OK
button to enter (or change) the title.
e Up to 22 characters can be entered for one title.
e To correct an input error, press the CANCEL button @
and then enter the correct character.
e If you have entered a full 22 characters, you can skip
operation step @.
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@ After you have entered the title, press the MENU button.
“New title” is now selected. —
Library Edit
© Press the Cursor button ( Y) to select “New category”, and
then press the Cursor button (»). Earn
© Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select the desired
category and then press the OK button.
Library Edit
Tape 1
Old bitte: AJ { 9:18)
Oki category: News
Mew fille: FOOTBALL
Newestegary: Sports
QM Press the MENU button.
Tape 1
Oldtills: АЗ ( 9:18}
Old catagory: Naws
New fille: FOOTBALL
NevitatedoNy: Sports
| Really store changes ? |
O Press the OK button. Library for tape: 1 Page 1/2
e When you enter (or change) the title, the recording start BBC (577 Date/Category
time, which was displayed before, disappears. FOOTBAE gsm
A3 ( 9:23) Me 20289
ЖЕН ( 0:01) Ch 39 Ehilarens " 5
To Exit the On Screen Display: pe
Press the EXIT button ®. ©: Subities
To Delete the Tape Library Data of a Single Video
Cassette
ID —
Caution:
The Tape Library system offers a convenient back-up option, in
case you later regret having deleted the Tape Library data. To
have this option available, make sure you know on which
cassette you recorded last before the deletion. If that cassette
is not available, record for at least 15 minutes on any cassette.
Either of these two cassettes can then be used to restore the
Tape Library that you have deleted.
(To restore the Tape Library data, see page 53.)
If you press the SEARCH button when no cassette is inserted,
operation steps @ and @ below are not necessary. In this
case, start from operation step O.
@ Press the MENU button and then press the Cursor
buttons (À Y >) to select “Index”
and “Library contents” in this
order.
Restore data
Delete data
O Press the OK button.
© Press the Cursor buttons (<>) to search for the cassette
, Library for tape: 5 Page 1/2
whose Tape Library data you want to delete. Title Date/Category
ARMOR) +. He 000
BBC1 ( 4:04) п, 40200)
AAA ( 4:15) Ch 39 Music Ню
BBC1 (11:20) Bore 60253)
©: Sublitles
@ When you have found the desired cassette, press the TT
CANCEL button. Ti o Date/Categary
AL IO A OO
BBC1 ( 4:04) Ports 102503)
ЖЖЖЖ [Foal socio taps | ” Really delete taps poo
! contents ?
BBC! (Tur samen 02
e: Subtitles
© If you are sure to delete the cassettes contents, press the
OK button . Date/Catagory
e The cassette's Tape Library data are now deleted from
e |f you also want to delete the cassette number from the [Eisubiles
VCR's Tape Library, press the OK button again to delete
the cassette number.
If you want to keep the cassette number, press the EXIT
button instead of the OK button.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button.
Hint:
e Even if you delete a cassette's contents from the Tape
Library while that cassette is in the VCR, this does not
erase the actual programmes recorded on the cassette.
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To Delete All the Tape Library Data Stored in the
VCR’s Memory
Caution:
The Tape Library system offers a convenient back-up option, in
case you later regret having deleted the Tape Library data. To
have this option available, make sure you know on which
cassette you recorded last before the deletion. If that cassette
is not available, record for at least 15 minutes on any cassette.
Either of these two cassettes can then be used to restore the
Tape Library that you have deleted.
(To restore the Tape Library data, see page 53.)
O Press the MENU button and then the Cursor button (4 Y)
to select “Index”.
@ Press the Cursor buttons (» Y)
to select “Delete data”.
O Press the OK button.
O Press the OK button again.
© Press the OK button again if you are sure that you want to
delete all the stored data from the VCR's Tape Library.
® |f you do not want to delete the stored data from the
VCR's Tape Library after all, press the EXIT button.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (a).
—— A
Library contents
Restore data
Main menu
Library contents
Warning--all stored}
library data w.ll ba lost — §
De you want to proceed ? й
Library contents
Restore data
alate data:
Are you surg ?
To Restore Deleted Tape Library Data
Caution:
The Tape Library system offers a convenient back-up option, in
case you later regret having deleted the Tape Library data. To
have this option available, make sure you know on which
cassette you recorded last before the deletion. If that cassette
is not available, record for at least 15 minutes on any cassette.
Either of these two cassettes can then be used to restore the
Tape Library that you have deleted.
O Press the MENU button and then the Cursor button (4 Y)
to select “Index”.
O Press the Cursor buttons (» Y) to select “Restore data”.
Timer record ~~ {| Library contents
Index Restore data
Display Delete data
Tuning
Clock
6 Press the OK button.
O The number of the cassette which you need to restore the [IEICE
Tape Library data appears. Please insert video tape
e Make a note of this cassette number.
No. :5
OQ Insert the cassette which has the indicated cassette
number.
e The restoration of Library data now starts automatically.
It takes some time for this process to be completed.
Please insert video tape Please insert video tape
Мо. : 5 Мо. ; 5
Warning--alt stored
library data wil! be lost
Do you want lo proceed ?
I Checking tape number... |
e |f you insert cassette with the wrong cassette number, Library Restore
the following indication appears. In this case, the data Please insert video tape
cannot be completely restored, even if you continue by
performing operation steps O.
No. :5
No or different
tape number !
Continue anyway ?
© Press the OK button.
Please insert video tape
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (a).
e |f you press the Stop button (1) during Library 4
Restore, warning box appear: “Restore not succesful 3
1
Search Functions
To Quickly Find the Beginning of a Desired
Programme
(VISS: VHS Index Search System)
This VCR automatically records special index signals on the tape every time a recording
is started. The Index search function makes use of these index signals to let you find the
beginning of a desired programme quickly and easily.
Index signals are automatically recorded in the following cases:
e When you start a recording by pressing the REC button, REC/OTR button,
or DIRECT TV REC button.
e When a timer recording starts.
3 e When you press the REC button on the remote control during recording.
Conditions for correct operation of the index search function:
e The VCR must be in the stop mode or in the playback mode.
e Each programme recorded on the tape must be at least 5 minutes long.
O Display the VCR picture on the TV.
OQ Insert a recorded video cassette.
® As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette
Number Check starts. Wait a few moments until it is
completed. (See page 27.)
© Press the INDEX button (that corresponds to the VCR display
direction from the current tape position in which
the desired programme is located on the tape) to
start the index search. For example, if you want to
search for the 2nd recorded programme in forward Indication when the SEARCH
direction, press the INDEX »»I button twice. button has been pressed twice
(Read the hint at the bottom of the page.)
e The VCR fast-forwards or rewinds the tape and
searches for the specified index signal
(the beginning of the desired recorded programme).
When it has been found, playback starts automatically.
To Cancel the Index Search or to Stop Playback:
Press the Stop button (11) (A).
Hints:
How to Specify the Programme that You Want to Locate e |f you press either of the INDEX buttons too many times,
and Playback simply press the other INDEX button (indicating the
The illustration below shows the relationship between the opposite direction) to correct it. In this way, you can
index signal to be searched and number of times you need reduce the displayed figure down to 1.
to press the »»1 or |-<« INDEX button. e The figure on the VCR display decreases by 1 every
_ ® Searching in either direction is possible up to the 20th time an index signal is located.
Index signal.
[HE Rewinding direction Present tape position Forwarding direction >!
2 programmes | 1 programme 1 programme | 2 programmes
before before after after
Sw 2 1 2 3
Number of times you need to
Index signal
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To Search for a Desired Programme While
Checking the Recorded Contents on a
Cassette (Intro-Jet Scan)
This VCR automatically records special index signals on the tape every time a
recording starts. The Intro-Jet Scan function makes use of these index signals to play
back the beginning of each programme recorded on the cassette one after another at
high speed. This lets you quickly and easily check the contents of a cassette and find a
desired programme.
Index signals are automatically recorded in the following cases:
e When you start a recording by pressing the REC button, the REC/OTR button or the
DIRECT TV REC button.
e When a timer recording starts.
e When you press the REC button on the remote control during recording.
Conditions for correct operation of the Intro-Jet Scan function:
e VCR must be switched on (ON), be in the playback mode or be in the standby mode
3 (OFF).
e Each programme recorded on the tape must be at least 15 minutes long.
@ Display the VCR picture on the TV.
@ Insert a recorded video cassette. If a cassette is already in the VCR, press the
SEARCH button.
e As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette Number Check starts. Wait a
few moments until it is completed. (See page 27.)
If the “intro-Jet Scan” indication does not appear on the TV screen, press the
SEARCH button to make it appear.
Content of tape: 100
Title Date/Category Title Date/Category
ITV (18:68) = © or Be ee >> Intro Jet Scan -
>> Find space to record <<
>> Intro-Jet Scan << or
© Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) to select the “Intro-Jet Scan” indication and then
press the SEARCH button to start the Intro-Jet Scan.
e After rewinding the tape to the beginning, the VCR plays it back at high speed
for approximately 10 seconds. It then fast-forwards the tape to the next tape
position marked by an index signal (beginning of a programme), and every time
an index signal is found, the VCR switches over to high-speed playback (Cue)
for about 10 seconds.
Beginning of tape Present tape position
Index signal
High-speed Playback Fast-forwarding
(Cue)
O When you have found the programme that you want to view, press the Play button
(>) to start normal playback.
To Cancel the Intro-Jet Scan or to Stop Playback:
Press the Stop button (1) (A).
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Editing with Your VCR
Hints:
e The new sound is recorded on bot
Assemble Editing
The assemble editing function makes it easy to record the picture and sound of virtually
any number of scenes or programmes in succession.
Assemble editing from an external source, for example from a movie camera, can be
performed in the same way.
Recording unit {this VCR)
AV3 socket AV1 socket
AV? socket
Video movie Other VCR
camera
@ Connect a video movie camera or a VCR to this VCR with an audio/video cable or
a 21-pin Scart cable, as shown in the illustration.
O Select AV input on your TV.
e |f the VCR is connected to your TV via RF coaxial
cable only, select the video playback channel on the TV.
@ Insert the cassette on which the assemble editing is to be performed, and make
sure that its erasure prevention tab is not broken out.
e As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette Number Check starts. Wait a
few moments until it is completed. (See page 27.)
@ Setthe VCR/TV switch to VCR”.
© Press the INPUT SELECT button to select the AV Input (external input) “A1”, “A2”
or “A3” according to the socket(s) on the VCR to which the source unit has been
connected.
A1: When connected to the AV1 21-pin Scart socket [AV1 (TV)]
A2: When connected to the AV2 21-pin Scart socket [AV2 (DECODER/EXT)]
e Make sure that “AV2” is set to "VCR/SAT”. (See page 75.)
A3: When connected to the Video Input socket [VIDEO IN (AV3)] and Audio Input
sockets [AUDIO IN (AV3)] on the front panel of the this VCR
® When connecting a mono type movie camera or VCR to this VCR's front AV
sockets, connect to the L (white) audio socket.
Press the Pause/Still button (EI) on this VCR and use the Shuttle Ring or Jog Dial
to search for the end of the last previously recorded scene.
Press the REC/OTR button on this VCR to put it in the recording pause mode.
Start playback on the source unit and search for the point from which you want to
record (copy) onto this VCR.
When that point is reached, press the Pause/Still button (11) on this VCR again to
start recording the new picture and sound from the playback unit.
To record (copy) additional scenes, press the Pause/Still button (11) to put this
VCR in the recording pause mode and then perform above steps @ and © again.
8e e Y OU ©
At the point where you want to stop recording, press the Stop button (IM) to finish
recording.
Note:
h the Hi-Fi audio tracks If you leave the VCR in the recording pause mode for more
and the normal audio track. The sound recorded on the than 5 minutes in step @ or , the VCR automatically
normal audio track is always in mono. switches over to the stop mode to protect the video heads.
e |f you want to change the audio re
after performing operation step @.
cording level, adjust it
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Album Function
The audio dubbing function lets you record new sound onto the normal (mono) audio
track. Although this erases the original sound on the normal audio track, the sound on
the Hi-Fi audio tracks and the video (picture) remains unchanged. Use this function to
add narration or background music to a previously made recordings.
Recording unit (this VCR)
AV3 (VIDEO IN)
socket
AV3 sockets
Digital still
camera
Video movie
camera
© Connect a digital still camera, a video movie camera or
another external source to the Video Input socket
[VIDEO IN (AV3)] and Audio Input sockets [AUDIO IN
(AV3)] on the front panel of this VCR.
O Select AV input on your TV.
e If the VCR is connected to your TV via RF coaxial
cable only, select the video playback channel on the
TV.
© Insert a cassette with intact erasure prevention tab.
e As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette
Number Check starts. Wait a few moments until it is
completed. (See page 27.)
© Press the STILL ALBUM button on the remote control to
put the VCR in the recording pause mode.
e The VCR automatically selects the AV Input (external
input) “A3” and then switches over to the recording
pause mode. The figure for the preset recording time
(seconds) appears on the VCR display. The initial
setting is “05” (5 seconds).
© Start playback on the source unit to search for the point
from which you want to copy onto this VCR.
© When that point is reached, press the STILL ALBUM
button on the remote control of this VCR again to start
recording.
The VCR records the picture (and sound) for 5 seconds
and then automatically switches over to the recording
pause mode.
@ Repeat above steps @ and @ to record other scenes in
succession.
Q When you have recorded all desired scenes, press the
STOP button (1) to finish recording.
To Change the Recording Time: y
After step @ or Q above, press the INDEX »»1 ог INDEX Ké<« |
button (A) to change the recording time. You can set any time
Hints:
e |f you connect a digital still camera in step Q, use a e |f you leave the VCR in the recording pause mode for
camera equipped with the video output socket. Use the more than 5 minutes in step @ or @ , the VCR
cable supplied with the still camera to connect it. For automatically switches over to the stop mode to protect
details, also read the operating instructions of the the video heads. In this case, press the STILL ALBUM
equipment to be connected. button again to put the VCR in the recording pause mode
e |f you want to add background music or narration to the again. -
e Depending on the output system of the digital still
camera, the pictures may not be recorded correctly.
scenes recorded with the album function, perform Audio
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Synchronized Editing © Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
This function makes editing onto this VCR from a Panasonic
video movie camera or Panasonic VCR equipped with a © Press the INPUT SELECT button to select the AV input
synchro edit socket very easy and precise. Playback start (or (external input) “A1”, “A2” or “A3” according to the
stop) on the playback (source) unit is automatically activated socket(s) to which you have connected the source unit.
when you start (or stop) recording on this VCR. A1: When connected to the AV1 21-pin Scart socket
[AV1 (TW
Recording unit (this VCR) SYNC.EDIT socket AV1 socket A2: When connected to the AV2 21 -pin Scart socket
[AV2 (DECODER/EXT] |
e Make sure that “AV?” is set to “VCR/SAT"”.
(See page 75.)
= A3: When connected to the Video Input socket
us [VIDEO IN (AV3)] and Audio Input sockets
y ; [AUDIO IN (AV3)] on the front panel of this VCR
AV3 sockets í AV? socket e When connecting a mono type movie camera or
VCR to this VCR's front AV sockets, connect to
Synanro Connection the L (white) audio socket.
cape
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A НЕ o — use the Shuttle Ring or Jog Dial to search for the tape
bee rer + Other VCR position from which you want to start recording.
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O Press the REC/OTR button on this VCR to put it in the
recording pause mode.
© Put the source unit in the still playback mode at the point
from which you want to start dubbing (copying) onto this
VCR.
MD Press the Pause/Still button (II) on this VCR to start
recording. |
e Playback on the source unit starts automatically at the
same time.
® When you reach the point where you want to finish
recording, press the Pause/Still button (11) on this VCR
Э € D G again.
000 ® This VCR is now in the recording pause mode and the
source unit in the still playback mode.
® To record another scene, repeat operation steps © to
O Press the MENU button and then use the Cursor D.
buttons (A Y <>) to select “Edit”, and then set it to @ When you have finished editing, press the Stop button
Son (MW) on this VCR and on the source unit.
(See page 77.)
@ Connect this VCR to a video movie camera or a VCR
equipped with a synchro edit socket using an AV cable
or a 21-pin Scart cable, as shown in the illustration.
Also, connect the video movie camera or VCR to this
VCR using the Synchro Connection Cable (VW-K10E/
VW-K1E), as shown in the illustration.
For details, also read the operating instructions of the
source unit.
O Select AV input on your TV.
e |f the VCR is connected to your TV via RF coaxial
© Insert the cassette onto which you want to perform
synchronized editing and make sure that its erasure Hint:
prevention tab is intact.
® As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette
Number Check starts. Wait a few moments until this
check is completed. (See page 27.)
If you want to change the audio recording level, adjust it
after performing operation step @.
(See page 34.)
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LE © Press the AV INPUT SELECT button to select the AV
Insert Editing | input (external input) “A1”, “A2” or “A3” according to the
The Insert Editing function lets you substitute a part of a socket(s) to which you have connected the source unit.
previously made recording by inserting one or several new
scenes together with new sound. This editing method lets A1: When connected to the AV1 21-pin Scart socket
[AV1 (TV)]
you precisely set the end point, and the recording will stop A2: When connected to the AV2 21-pin Scart socket
automatically when this point is reached. This editing method | [AV2 (DECODER/EXT)]
also ensures smooth, noise-free picture transitions between
e Make sure that “AV?” is set to “VCR/SAT”.
old and new recordings.
(See page 75.)
A3: When connected to the Video Input socket
[VIDEO IN (AV3)] and Audio Input sockets
[AUDIO IN (AV3)] on the front panel of this VCR
® When connecting a mono type movie camera or
VCR to this VCR's front AV sockets, connect to
the L (white) audio socket.
As the Insert Editing function is mostly used for replacing
relatively short parts of an already recorded programme, no
Tape Library data is registered for the newly inserted parts.
© Press the Pause/Still button (II) on this VCR and then
use the Shuttle Ring or Jog Dial to search for the tape
position at which you want the insert recording to end.
@ Press the RESET button to reset the tape counter
displayed on the VCR display to “0:00.00”.
© Use the Shuttle Ring or Jog Dial to search for the tape
position at which you want the insert editing to start.
© Press the INSERT button to put this VCR in the
recording pause mode.
e The new sound will be recorded on the Hi-Fi sound
О tracks.
oo > 00 0:00.00 ® if you also want to record the new sound on the
normal (mono) audio track, press the A.DUB button.
O The indication on the On Screen Display changes to
CO INSERT -— un “AY INSERT”.
=",
DO Start playback on the source unit and search for the
beginning of the scene that you want to dub (copy) onto
this VCR.
&® When you have found that point, press the Pause Still
button (11) on this VCR again to start recording the new
part from the playback unit.
| d e When the tape counter displayed on the On Screen
> Display becomes “0:00.00”, recording automatically
000:00.00
stops and this VCR stops in the recording pause
mode.
e To edit additional scenes, repeat operation steps O to
O.
© Press the Stop button (I) on this VCR to finish editing.
© Connect a movie camera or another VCR to this VCR as
shown in the illustration on page 56.
@ Select AV input on your TV. ,
e |f the VCR is connected to your TV via RF coaxial If you want to change the audio recording level, adjust
— it after performing operation step @. (See page 34.) .
© Insert the cassette onto which you want to perform insert
editing and make sure that its erasure preventiontabis Notes:
intact. e Insert editing cannot be performed on blank sections :
e As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette of a tape. In such case, perform assembly editing first.
Number Check starts. Wait a few moments until it is (See page 56.) ©
completed. (See page 27.) ® The cassette number is not recorded for the
programme which has been recorded with Insert
O Setthe VCR/TV switch on the remote controller to
“VCR”,
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Audio Dubbing
The audio dubbing function lets you record new sound onto the normal (mono) audio
track. Although this erases the original sound on the normal audio track, the sound on
O (7) the Hi-Fi audio tracks and the video (picture) remains unchanged. Use this function to
ПО add narration or background music to a previously made recordings.
À - 4 | 7 Example: Connection to the AV3 Input sockets
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OQ Connect the audio equipment or a video movie camera to this VCR with audio
cables.
O Select AV input on your TV.
e |f the VCR is connected to your TV via RF coaxial
cable only, select the video playback channel on the TV.
O Insert the cassette on which the audio dubbing is to be performed, and make sure
that its erasure prevention tab is not broken out.
® As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette Number Check starts. Wait a
few moments until it is completed. (See page 27.)
Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
Press the INPUT SELECT button to select the AV Input (external input) “A1”, “A2”
or “A3” according to the socket(s) on the VCR to which you have connected the
source unit.
A1: When connected to the AV1 21-pin Scart socket [AV1 (TV)]
A2: When connected to the AV2 21-pin Scart socket [AV2 (DECODER/EXT)]
e Make sure that “AV?” is set to VCR/SAT”. (See page 75.)
A3: When connected to the Audio Input sockets [AUDIO IN (AV3)] on the front
panel of this VCR
® When connecting a mono type movie camera or VCR to this VCR's front AV
sockets, connect to the L (white) audio socket.
Press the Play button (») on this VCR to start playback to search for the point from
~ which you want to start audio dubbing.
At the point from which you want to perform audio dubbing, press the Pause/Still
button (11) on this VCR to put it in the still playback mode.
Press the A.DUB button on this VCR to put it in the recording pause mode.
Start playback on the source unit so that you can hear
the sound.
When you reach the point from which you want to start
audio dubbing,press the Pause/Still button (II) button
on this VCR again to start recording the new sound or
start your narration.
00
ADUB 0:00:29
. Hints:
e The new sound is recorded on the normal audio track. e To listen to the sound recorded with audio dubbing,
The original sound remains on the Hi-Fi audio tracks. The press the AUDIO button (3) during playback to select the
sound recorded on the normal audio track is always in normal audio track. (For details, refer to page 30.)
mono. e To listen to the sound recorded with audio dubbing
e For audio dubbing with narration, you can use the built-in together with the original sound, first set “Audio mode” to
microphone of the connected video movie camera. “MIX” (for details, refer to page 77). |
: e If you want to change the audio recording level, adjust it
after performing operation step @. (See page 34.)
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One-Touch Editing Q Insert the cassette, from which you want to perform
qe , | editing, into the source unit.
This editing function makes it very easy to perform repeated
assemble editing,insert editing or audio dubbing as the Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
connected source unit can also be controlled with this VCR's
Shuttle Ring and Jog Dial. © Press the INPUT SELECT button to select the AV input
SYNC.EDIT socket (external input) “A1”, “A2” or “A3” according to the
Recording unit (this VCR) EDIT socket AV1 socket socket(s) to which you have connected the source
Front unit.
: A1: When connected to the AV1 21-pin Scart socket
[AV1 (TV)]
A2: When connected to the AV2 21-pin Scart socket
[AV2 (DECODER/EXT)]
e Make sure that “AV?” is set to VCR/SAT”.
(See page 75.)
A3: When connected to the Video Input socket
[VIDEO IN (AV3)] and Audio Input sockets
[AUDIO IN (AV3)] on the front panel of this VCR
e When connecting 2a mono type movie camera
AV? socket
НЕ РЁ ~~ or VCR to this VCR's front AV sockets, connect
Video movie a Неее! Вен 7 Other VCR to the L (white) audio socket.
camera
© Press the Pause/Still button (II) on this VCR and then
use the Shuttle Ring or Jog Dial to search for the tape
position from which you want to start recording.
@ Press the REC/OTR button on this VCR to put it in the
recording pause mode.
e This automatically puts the source unit in the still
playback mode.
e Instead of the REC/OTR button, press the INSERT
button to perform insert editing, or the A.DUB button
for audio dubbing, or the INSERT and A.DUB
buttons simultaneously for AV insert editing.
® Use the Shuttle Ring and the Jog Dial on this VCR to
search for point in the picture from the source unit from
@ First confirm that both recording and source units are which you want to start recording.
connected to a AC mains socket.
@ Press the Pause/Still button (11) on this VCR to start
O Press the MENU button and then use the Cursor buttons editing.
(A Y <P) to select “Functions” followed by “Edit”, and e Playback on the source unit starts automatically at
then set it to “ON”. (See page 77.) the same time.
e |f the source unit also has an “Edit” setting (either a
switch or a menu setting), be sure to setit to “OFF” on. Q When you reach the point in the picture from the
the source unit. source unit where you want to finish recording, press
the Pause/Still button (11) on this VCR again.
© Connect the EDIT socket on this VCR to a video movie e This VCR is now in the recording pause mode and
camera or a VCR using the Edit cable (VW-K5E), as the source unit in the still playback mode.
shown in the illustration. e To edit another scene, repeat operation steps @ to
e |f you want to edit from a Video-8/Hi8 video movie O.
camera or VCR equipped with a LANC socket,
connect the LANC type edit cable to the SYNC.EDIT @ Press the Stop button (MW) on this VCR to finish editing.
socket on this VCR. Also refer to the operating e After you have finished editing, disconnect the Edit
instructions of the source unit. cable.
Hint:
e If you want to change the audio recording level, adjust {
it after performing operation step @. (See page 34.) |
e |f you connect the optional Editing Controller (VW-
EC500E/EC310E/EC300E) to the EDIT socket, such
editing functions as assemble editing, insert editing
and audio dubbing can be performed more quickly
and efficiently between this VCR and another VCR or
a movie camera.
O Select AV input on your TV.
e |f the VCR is connected to your TV via RF coaxial
Q Insert the cassette onto which you want to perform One-
Touch editing and make sure that its erasure prevention
tab is intact.
e As soon as the cassette is inserted, the Cassette
Number Check starts. Wait a few moments until this
check is completed. (See page 27.)
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Manual Tuning
This VCR has 99 programme positions that can be preset to receive TV stations.
Usually, if you switch the VCR on for the first time after making the necessary connections, the VCR will start the Download or
Auto Setup function automatically so that all available TV stations in the area can be received.
However, if Auto Setup is not successful due to extraordinary transmission circumstances, or if you want to change the name of
a TV station or change a TV station from its regular programme position to one of your preference, you can set it up manually.
This is called Manual Tuning.
If download is performed after you have used manual tuning to change the settings then the changes that you made may be
lost. In this case make the changes again using manual tuning. However for Direct TV Record to work correctly (Q Link) then
the programme settings of the TV and VCR must be the same. To ensure this, make the desired programme setting changes to
the TV first and then perform downioad to the VCR. Refer to the TV operating instructions for further details.
Manual Tuning can be used for the following:
To change the order in which the TV stations are assigned to the programme positions
To enter or change the name of a TV station
To enter newly available TV stations
To select the type of sound to be heard/recorded
To change the Subtitle Teletext Page Number (Subtitles)
To change the title Teletext page number (Title page)
Making changes to the programme list (stored on the programme positions of the VCR)
e To delete a programme position
e To insert a blank programme position
e To move a TV station to another programme position
QRO®OO®O
(1) To Change the Order in Which the
TV Stations Are Assigned
to the Programme Positions
O Display the VCR picture on the TV. On Screen Display
5 O Setthe VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
6) Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on the | [Auto-Setup Restart
TV screen. món
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O Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order. Indication when Manual is
selected
Q Press the OK button to display the list of tuned TV
stations.
3
© Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select the TV
station that you want to assign to a different programme
position.
List of tuned TV stations
@ Press the OK button to display the Manual Tuning menu.
© Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select the entry
field for “Pos”. are
Pos
Name
O Press the Numeric buttons to enter the number of the Nam
desired programme position. Tile page
Manual Tuning menu
@ Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
Manual Tuning
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EA.
@ To Enter or Change the Name of aTV
Station
© Display the VCR picture on the TV.
On Screen Display
O Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on the
TV screen.
Auto-Setup Restart
Download
O Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order. Shipping condition
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indication when Manual is
selected
O Press the OK button to display the list of tuned TV
stations.
@ Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select a
programme position whose TV station name is indicated
as *****+.
List of tuned TV stations
O Press the OK button to display the Manual Tuning menu.
@ Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) to select the entry Tuning
field for “Name”. Pos
Name
e The character list appears. Спаппе! ABCDEFGHIJ
NI :
Subtilles ; KLMNOPQRST
Titt a UVWXYZ -+
Xe pag 0123456789
© Use the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) and OK button to
enter the station name. Manual Tuning menu
e |f the station name needs a blank space, (when the character list is
select the blank between “Z” and “+”. displayed)
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
Hint:
e If you want to abort the entering or changing of the TV
station name in step @ above, press the EXIT button.
However, as the characters that you have entered are
stored as the station name, be sure to enter the correct
name.
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(3) To Enter Newly Available TV Stations
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©
Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order.
Press the OK button to display the list of tuned TV
stations.
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select an
unused programme position.
Press the OK button to display the Manual Tuning
menu.
e 21” is selected for the item “Channel”.
Press the Numeric buttons to enter the channel
number of the desired TV station.
Wait a few moments until the desired TV station has
been tuned.
Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (a).
To Change the Channel Number of an Already Tuned
TV Station:
You can change it in the same way as explained above.
However, in step @ select the programme position of the TV
station that you want to change to another channel number,
and after pressing the OK button in step Q9, use the Cursor
buttons (A Y <>) to select the entry field for “Channel”.
On Screen Display
Main menu
Auto-Setup Restart
Download
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Indication when Manual is
selected
List of tuned TV stations
Tuning
Pos
Channel
Nicam
Subtitles
Title page
Manual Tuning menu
Manual Tuning
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@ To Select the Type of Sound to
Be Heard/Recorded
O
e
©
Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Press the MENU button to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons (A V <>) to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order.
Press the OK button to display the list of
tuned TV stations.
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) to select
the desired TV station.
Press the OK button to display the Manual Tuning
menu.
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <> ) to select the entry
field for “Nicam”.
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select AUTO.
e When you record a programme which is broadcast with
NICAM sound, the NICAM sound is automatically
recorded.
e Select “OFF” if you want to record the normal (mono)
sound on the Hi-Fi audio tracks during a NICAM
broadcast, or if the sound is distorted due to inferior
NICAM reception conditions.
Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
On Screen Display
Main menu
Mah
Auto-Setup Restart
Download
Shipping condition
Owner 1D
Indication when Manual is
selected
List of tuned TV stations
Tuning
Pos
Name
Channel
Nicam
Subtilles
Title page
Manual Tuning menu
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Manual Tuning
Continued...
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© To Change the Subtitle Teletext Page Number (Subtitles)
TV stations broadcast subtitles for certain programmes on special subtitle Teletext
pages. This VCR automatically selects the correct subtitle Teletext page number of each
terrestrial TV station. However, TV stations may change this Teletext page number for
technical reasons. In such a case, you need to change the setting for the subtitle
Teletext page to the new number as explained below, otherwise recording the subtitles
and displaying them on the screen is not possible.
If a satellite receiver or a decoder is connected to the VCR, the subtitle Teletext page
number must be entered manually before recording a satellite TV programme, as
explained at the bottom of this page.
Preparation
From the Teletext service on your TV, make note of the page number of the “Subtitle”
service for the required broadcaster, e.g. BBC1, ITV,—etc.
Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Press the MENU button to display
Auto-Setup Restart
the Main menu on the TV screen. Download
Shipping condition
Press the Cursor buttons
(A Y >) to select “Tuning” and “Manual” in this order.
Press the OK button to display
the list of tuned TV stations.
Pos Name Ch Pos Name
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Press the Cursor buttons (A V 4») to select the TV BO ces
station whose subtitle Teletext page number you want to
change.
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Press the OK button to display the Tuning menu.
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select the entry field
for “Subtitles”.
Press the Numeric buttons or the Cursor buttons (4 Y) Tuning
Pos
to select the correct Teletext Page number. Name
Channel
Nicam
Press the OK button to conclude the setting. Fa vada
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To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (a).
To Set the Subtitle Teletext Page Number When Recording a Satellite TV or Pay-TV
Programme:
The subtitle Teletext page number must be entered manually every time before you
record a satellite or pay-TV programme, if you want to include the subtitles in the
recording.
After performing operation steps @ to @ above, perform the following steps:
© If the satellite receiver (or decoder) is connected via
21-pin Scart cable:
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>») to select AV2.
If the satellite receiver is connected via RF coaxial cable:
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <P») to select the desired
TV station.
Press the OK button to display the Tuning menu.
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select the entry
field for “Subtitles”.
® This step is not necessary, if the satelilite receiver
© ©
(or decoder) is connected via 21-pin Scart cable.
© Press the Numeric buttons or the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>)
to select the correct teletext page.
© Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (a).
Manual Tuning
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(6) To Change the title Teletext page number
(Title page)
When recording a programme from your television, this video recorder has the
capability to also record the TITLE of the programme. This means that you will easily be
able to identify which programmes are recorded on the tape for future reference.
This is achieved by using information currently provided by the Broadcasters on the
“Title page” Programme guide pages of the Teletext service.
Currently this information is transmitted by the broadcasters on the following Teletext
page numbers: |
BBC1 (page 601), BBC2 (page 602), ITV (page 113), Channel 4 (page 114) and
Channel 5 (page 125).
These page numbers are pre-set on the VCR at production. Should broadcasters
change the page numbers of this service, you can change the corresponding page
numbers on the VCR by following the instructions below (see steps Q to O).
The VCR relies on the accuracy of the information provided by the broadcasters.
Should this information for any reason be inaccurate or should the broadcasters
change the detail of the information provided, this may result in incorrect programme
titles being recorded. Should this occur, it is possible to change the titles manually by
following the instructions on page 50.
This is not a VCR malfunction.
In some cases a programme title may begin with the station name e.g. BBC1/BBC2/ITV
etc. In this instance the VCR may only record the details of the station name and not the
full title of the programme. Should this occur, it is possible to change the titles manually
by following the instructions on page 50.
This is not a VCR malfunction.
Preparation
From the Teletext service on your TV, make note of the page number of the “Title page”
service for the required broadcaster, e.g. BBC1, ITV,—etc.
O Display the VCR picture on the TV.
O Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
Manat. e
Auto-Setup Restart
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- Shipping condition
© Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select “Tuning”
and “Manual” in this order.
O Press the OK button to display the list of tuned TV stations.
Pos Name Ch Pos Name Ch
© Press the Cursor buttons (A У <>) to select the TV ВН 2.117
station whose title Teletext Page number you want
to change. o
OQ Press the OK button to display the Tuning menu.
@ Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select the entry field
for “Title page”. жи
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© Press the Numeric buttons or the Cursor buttons (A ¥) to Ghar |
select the correct Teletext Page. A
O Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
Note:
e |f the start time of a TV programme is not listed on the left side of the title page of the Teletext page, its title cannot
automatically be entered into the Tape Library.
Manual Tuning
Continued...
@ Making changes to the programme list
(stored on the programme positions of the VCR)
® To delete a programme position
e To insert a blank programme position
e To move a TV station to another programme position
Use the coloured instruction indications displayed below the list of tuned TV stations
and the corresponding coloured buttons.
If downloading of the setup data has been performed, only the instruction indication
“Delete” appears.
O Display the VCR picture on the TV.
O Setthe VCR/TV switch to “VCR”.
On Screen Display
O © Press the MENU button to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
Auto-Setup Restart
O Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select ; Download
“Tuning” and “Manual” in this order. Shipping condition
Owner ID
Indication when Manual is
selected
Q Press the OK button to display the list of tuned
(4) TV stations. ний
© Press the Cursor buttons (4 V 4p) to select
the desired TV station.
о Q Follow the operations below.
To delete a programme position (Delete):
Press the Channel button (A, red). 112 ©
. e Í Instruction indications for
To insert a blank programme position (Add): Delete, Add and Move
Press the Date button (+, green).
To move a TV station to another programme position:
Press the ON button (+, yellow),
and then use the Cursor buttons (4 Y)
to select the new programme position to
which you want to assign the TV station.
@ Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (1).
Hint:
e |f you have performed Manual Tuning to enter TV stations, the “——” indication may appear under “Pos/Name”
on the On Screen Display when programming a Video Plus+ timer recording.
Restarting the Auto Setup or Download (Q Link)
Performing Auto Setup or Download (Q Link) automatically tunes all TV stations available in your area for the VCR.
Restarting this function is convenient when you move to another area and may need to set up the VCR again.
& To Restart the Auto Setup
To perform the Auto Setup again, follow the operation steps
below.
© Display the VCR picture on the TV. On Screen Display
O Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on the
TV screen.
Manual
À [Auto:Setup Restart
| | Download
Shipping condition
Owner ID
€ Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select “Tuning”
and “Auto-Setup Restart” in this order.
Indication when Auto-Setup
O Press the OK button to prepare for Auto Setup start. Restart is selected
Q Press the OK button again to actually start the Auto
Setup.
Auto-Sclup
Auto-Setup
in progress,
please wait.
Ch 21
mm
Indication when Auto-Setup has
started
& To Restart the Download (Q Link)
To perform the Download again, follow the operation steps
below.
O Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Main menu
Manual
OQ Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on
the TV screen.
Auto-Setup Restart
Download is
Shipping condition
Owner ID
O Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) to select “Tuning”
and “Download” in this order.
Indication when Download is
selected
O Press the OK button to prepare tor Download start.
6 Press the OK button again to actually start the
Download.
Downlogat
Download in
progress,
please wait.
Position 67
Indication when Download has
started
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Resetting the VCR to the Shipping Condition/
Changing the Owner ID
& To Return the VCR to the Shipping Condition
If you want to reset the VCR to the factory preset condition,
follow the operation steps below.
O Display the VCR picture on the TV.
@ Press the MENU button to display the Main menu
on the TV screen. On Screen Display
Main menu
© Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) to select “Tuning”
and “Shipping condition” in this order.
Manual
Auto-Setup Restart
Cownload
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O Press the OK button to prepare for resetting the VCR
to the shipping condition. Screen when Shipping condition
is selected
© Press the OK button two more times to actually
change the settings back to the shipping condition.
e As resetting the VCR to the shipping condition
automatically resets the RF output channel to channel 21,
the VCR picture may no longer appear on the TV.
® To re-tune the VCR, disconnect and reconnect the AC Mains
Cable.
€ To Change the Owner ID
If you want to change the Owner ID because the owner of the VCR
or your address has changed, follow the operation steps below.
© Display the VCR picture on the TV. On Screen Display
@ Setthe VCR/TV switch to VCR”.
Manual
© Press the MENU button to display the Main menu Auto-Setup Restart
d
on the TV screen. an
ipping condition
© Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) to select “Tuning”
and “Owner ID” in this order. Indication when Owner ID is
selected
© Press the OK button to display the Owner ID setting
menu. pre
ABS: EEE
Name: STEVE +:1:E::5<4E
House NO. BRACKNELL + +## к +
Post code: RGIZBFT-F4 4444
© Use the Cursor button (») and Numeric buttons
to enter the current PIN number.
® After entering the correct PIN number,
you can change the Name, House No. and Postcode.
Menu for Owner ID setting
@ Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
© Use the Cursor buttons (A Y <>),
Numeric buttons and the OK button to select and
change the desired information.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
To display the Owner ID screen
Keep the EJECT button pressed for more than 5 seconds.
e However, the PIN number is not displayed.
e After 30 seconds, this screen automatically disappears.
Setting the VCR's Clock
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Usually, the VCR's Auto Setup or Download function automatically adjusts the clock to the correct time.
Under some reception conditions, however, the VCR cannot set the clock automatically.
In this case, follow the operation steps below to manually set the clock.
Hints:
e |f “Automatic” is set to “ON” when you open the Clock
setting menu, do not set it to “OFF”, otherwise,
the automatic time correcting function is deactivated.
e The built-in clock employs the 24-hour system.
e In case of a power failure, an automatic back-up
system automatically maintains the operation of the
clock for at least 60 minutes.
& To Manually Adjust the Clock
©
Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Press the MENU button to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select “Clock”.
e The Clock setting menu appears on the TV.
Use the Cursor button (>) to move to the Clock
setting menu, confirm that “Automatic” is set to “OFF”,
and then press the “OK” button.
Use the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) to set the date and
time.
e Instead of the cursor buttons, you can also use
the numeric buttons to set the date and time.
Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
€. To Activate the Automatic Time Correction Function
If a TV station transmits a signal for time setting, performing the operation steps
below activates the Automatic time correction function and the time is corrected
automatically.
Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Press the MENU button to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select “Clock”.
e The Clock setting menu appears on the TV.
Use the Cursor button (») to move to the Clock
setting menu, and then use the Cursor buttons
(AY) to set “Automatic” to “ON”.
Press the OK button to conciude the setting.
e Under adverse reception conditions, etc.,
the Automatic time correction function may not work.
On Screen Display
Automatic: OFF:
Time : 20:30:24
Date : 16.10.05
Indication when “Automatic” is
set to “OFF”
20:30:24
16.10.05
Screen for minute adjustment
Automatic: ON:
Time : 20:30:24
Date : 16.10.05
Indication when “Automatic” is
"O N”
In this case, the indication for “Automatic” is automatically reset to “OFF”.
If the reception conditions improve later on, it may be possible to activate
this function.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (4).
e When “Automatic” on the Clock setting menu is set to
“ON”, the automatic time correction function checks
and if necessary adjusts the time every day.
The automatic time correction function only works
when the VCR is switched off; it does not work in the
timer recording standby mode.
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Other Convenient Functions
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For optimum use of this VCR, various function settings for the items “Display” and “Functions” on the Main menu are explained
below and on the following pages.
(1) For the Main menu item “Display”, the following functions can be selected:
® Automatic display of the Channel Guide on the TV screen each time you change the programme position
e Automatic display on the TV screen of the TV station information, etc.
e Automatic Display of Subtitles or Closed Caption on the TV Screen
e Automatic change of the brightness of the VCR display when the VCR is switched off
For the Main menu item “Functions”, the following settings can be made:
e Setting of the tape length of the cassette being used to ensure correct indication of the remaining tape time
e Setting of the type of external source equipment that is connected to the “AV?” 21-pin Scart socket
e Setting of the audio mode to be used during playback
e Setting of the playback picture sharpness (sharper or softer)
e Setting of the remote control mode
To activate the above functions correctly, perform the following operations:
№
(1) Settings for the Main Menu Item “Display”
@ For Automatic Display of the Channel Guide on the TV
Screen Each Time You Change the Programme Position
O Display the VCR picture on the TV. On Screen Display
@ Press the MENU button to display the Main menu Main menu
on the TV screen.
OSD :ON
© Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <P) to select “Display”, Subtitles :ON
“Channel Guide” and “ON” or “OFF” in this order. VCR display :DIMMED
Menu for Display setting
© Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) to select “ON”.
e Each time you change the programme position
with the Channel button (Y A) GO,
the Channel Guide indication appears
for a few seconds.
Set the VCR/TV switch to “VCR” E).
O Press the OK button to conclude the setting. Channel Guide indication
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button ©.
Other Convenient Functions
Continued...
@ For Automatic Display on the TV Screen of
the TV Station Information, etc.
© Display the VCR picture on the TV.
O Press the MENU button to display the Main menu
on the TV screen. On Screen Display
O Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select “Display”,
“OSD” and “ON” or “OFF” in this order.
hannel Guide : OFF
OSD ‘ON.
Subtitles :ON
O Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select “ON”. Fired E VCR display :DIMMED
e The TV station information, type of sound system
of the programme being watched and the sound
playback mode are displayed on the TV screen.
Menu for Display setting
OQ Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (a).
Indications that Can Be Displayed on the TV Screen with This Function:
At a press of the OSD/DISPLAY button ®), the following indications appear on
the TV screen.
(1) TV station name y © ФФ
© Automatic indication of the type of sound system in which EEE
the programme being watched (NICAM/MONO) is broadcast.
e |f NICAM OFF is selected during manual tuning, “MONO”
is always displayed.
@ When you press the SUBTITLE button, either of the foilowing
Indications appears.
E : ON: Subtitles are displayed on the TV screen. ©
E): OFF: Subtitles are not displayed on the TV screen. TV screen with
(4) Tape speed indicator displayed indications
(6) Present time/Tape counter/Remaining tape
© Tape running display time/Index Search/One-Touch Recording
Stop, Eject О (OTR)/Playback Off Timer
Rewind << Present time 17:24:31
Fast Forward >> Tape counter —2:35.47
Playback > Remaining tape time REMAIN 2:34
Recording e Index Search >>> 02
Repeat Playback R One-Touch Recording (OTR) OTR 60
Insert Editing INSERT Playback Off Timer 30
AV Insert Editing AV
INSERT
Audio Dubbing ADUB
Notes:
e If “OSD” is set to “OFF”, none of the above indications e During playback and when the AV input for the externa
appear. source is selected, indications (1) and () do not
e None of the above indications appear during special appear.
playback.
Other Convenient Functions
Continued...
¿$ For Automatic Display of Subtitles or
Closed Caption on the TV Screen
O Display the VCR picture on the TV.
OQ Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on the
TV screen.
© Press the Cursor buttons
(A Y >) to select “Display”,
“Subtitles” and the presently
selected Subtitle mode (“ON” or
“OFF”) in this order.
hannei Guide :OFF
OSD :ON
Subtitles :ON 5
VCR display : DIMMED
O Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select “ON”.
ON: When a TV programme with subtitles is being
received, or when playing back a cassette with a
recording of a subtitled TV programme, the subtitles
are displayed.
OFF: Subtitles or closed caption cannot be displayed on
the TV screen.
e Turning the subtitles on or off is also possible by
pressing the SUBTITLE button on the remote controller.
This also changes the setting of “Subtitles” for “Display”
on the Main menu accordingly.
e |f a TV station’s subtitle Teletext page number is not set
correctly, subtitles cannot be recorded or played back.
(See page 66.)
e When playing back damaged tapes and certain kinds of
tapes, as well as in case of scrolled or rapidly moving
subtities, the subtitles or Closed Caption may not be
displayed properly.
e When playing back a copy of a Close Captioned tape,
the Closed Caption may not be displayed properly.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (a).
€ For Automatic Change of the Brightness
of the VCR Display When the VCR Is Switched Off
O Display the VCR picture on the TV.
OQ Press the MENU button to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
O Press the Cursor buttons ( A Y <>) to select “Display”,
“VCR display” and “ON” or “DIMMED” in this order.
Channel Guide :OFF
OSD :ON
Subtities :ON
O Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) to select the desired
condition.
e When the VCR is switched off, the brightness of
the VCR display is as follows:
ON: Indications are brightly lit.
DIMMED: Indications are dimly lit.
Menu for Display setting
© Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
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Other Convenient Functions
Continued...
(2) Settings for the Main Menu Item
“Functions”
@ To Set the Tape Length of the Cassette Being Used to
Ensure Correct Indication of the Remaining Tape Time
@ Display the VCR picture on the TV.
@ Press the MENU button to display the Main menu
on the TV screen. On Screen Display
@ Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y <>) to select MS
“Functions”, “Tape length” and “<E-180" in this order.
Tape length: <E=180"
AV2: VCR/SAT
Picture: AUTO
O Press the Cursor buttons (A Y) to select clon on
the tape length of the cassette being used. aloja | Aucio mode: NORMAL
<E-180: For E30, -60, -90, -120 and -180 tapes
E-195: For E195 tape
E-240: For E240 tape
E-260>: For E260 and -300 tapes
OQ Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
Menu for Functions setting
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
€ To Set the Type of External Source Equipment that Is
Connected to the AV2 21-pin Scart Socket
O Display the VCR picture on the TV.
OQ Press the MENU button to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
€) Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select “Functions”,
“AV2” and “VCR/SAT” in this order.
O Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select the type of Main moni
external source equipment which is connected to Timer record —.-| Fano ong <E—180
the VCR's AV2 21-pin socket. AV2: VERISAT .:
. Picture: AUTO
e Set the external source equipment as follows: Remote: VOR 1
Edit: OFF
VCR/SAT: When another VCR or a satellite receiver
is connected
DECODER: When a decoder is connected Menu for Functions setting
Audio mode: NORMAL
© Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (a).
Note:
e Even if you have selected the correct tape length, the
remaining tape time may not be indicated correctly with
certain kinds of cassettes.
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Other Convenient Functions
Continued...
¿+ To Set the Playback Picture Sharpness
(Sharper or Softer)
O Display the VCR picture on the TV.
O Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on the
TV screen.
© Press the Cursor buttons
(A Y >) to select “Functions”,
“Picture” and the presently
selected Sharpness mode
(AUTO”, “SHARP” or “SOFT”) in this order.
Tape length: <E-—180
АМ2; VCRISAT
Picture: Al
Remote: VCR 1
Edit: OFF
Audio mode: NORMAL
O Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to the desired picture
sharpness for playback.
Although the VCR adjusts the picture sharpness
automatically, you can change it, if necessary.
AUTO: To select automatic sharpness adjustment
of the playback picture
SHARP: To make the playback picture sharper
SOFT: To make the playback picture softer
@ Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
@ To Set the Remote Control Mode
O Display the VCR picture on the TV.
OQ Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on the
TV screen.
© Press the Cursor buttons Main menu
(A Y >) to select “Functions”,
“Remote” and the presently
selected remote control mode
(VCR1” or VCR2”) in this order.
Tape length: <E—180
AV2: VCRISAT
Picture: AUTO
Remote: VER
Edit: OFF
Audio mode: NORMAL
O Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select the desired
remote control mode.
VCR1: Select this setting on both the VCR and remote
control for normal use with one VCR.
VCR2: Select this setting on both the VCR and the remote
control when using this VCR and another
Panasonic VCR in the same place.
This ensures that you can operate both VCRs
independently with their respective remote
control.
It also allows you to operate both VCRs with a
single remote control, simply by changing the
remote control mode on the remote control.
© Press the OK button.
© To change the remote control mode on the remote control
itself, change the position of the VCR1/2 switch to match
the setting made in step €) above. If these settings are not
matched, the remote control cannot be used to operate
the VCR.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
Other Convenient Functions
Continued...
& To Set for One-Touch Editing or Other Editing
©
©
Modes
Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Press the MENU button to display the Main menu on the TV
screen.
Press the Cursor buttons(4 V <>) to
select “Functions”, “Edit” and the
presently selected Edit mode (“ОМ ог
“OFF”) in this order.
Tape lenath: <E—180
AV2: VCR/SAT
Picture: AUTO
Remote: VCR 1
Edit: OF :
Audio mode: NORMAL
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select the desired Edit mode.
ON: For One-Touch Editing (Only when this VCR is used as
recording unit.)
OFF: For editing with an editing controller or for synchronized
editing
Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
Display the VCR picture on the TV.
Press the MENU button to display the Main menu
on the TV screen.
Press the Cursor buttons (A Y <>) to select
“Functions”, “Audio mode” and the presently set
audio mode ( NORMAL” or “MIX”) in this order.
Press the Cursor buttons (4 Y) to select the type of
audio mode to be used during playback.
NORMAL: Normally set to this position.
MIX: Use this setting when playing back a
cassette tape on which audio dubbing has
been performed. The Hi-Fi sound track with
the original sound and the normal sound
track (mono) with the audio-dubbed sound
are played back together.
Press the OK button to conclude the setting.
To Exit the On Screen Display:
Press the EXIT button (A).
& To Set the Audio Mode to Be Used During Playback
Main menu
Tape length; “E—180
AV2: VGRISAT
Picture: AUTO
Remote: VCR 1
Edit: OFF
Audio mode: NORMAL:
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Glossary
PDC (Programme Delivery Control)
What is PDC?
PDC is a special signal transmitted by certain TV stations
together with the normal TV signal. This signal ensures that a
TV programme which has been programmed for timer
recording will be recorded precisely from beginning to end,
even if it is delayed or extended compared to the published
broadcasting time. Furthermore, if a programme is interrupted
by a news flash, etc., the timer recording is also interrupted,
and resumes when the programme restarts.
How to Use PDC?
(1) This VCR detects whether or not a TV station transmits
PDC signal at the time of tuning only, and it stores this
information in its memory.
If a TV station introduces or discontinues PDC
transmissions later on, tuning must be performed again to
update the VCR's memory.
(2) When you use VIDEO Plus+ PlusCode for timer
programming, the PDC mode is automatically set to “OFF”
even if the station has been memorized by the VCR as
having PDC transmission.
(3) When you use VIDEO Plus+ PlusCode for timer
programming for a TV station that has been memorized by
the VCR as not having PDC transmission, the PDC mode
is automatically set to “---" (no PDC).
(4) To perform PDC recording for a TV station that transmits
PDC signals, set the PDC mode to “ON” and ensure that
the start time is set exactly to the time published, for
example, in newspapers, magazines, etc. If that is set
correctly, the timer recording does not start.
Notes on PDC Recording:
(1) PDC recording will start several seconds before the
broadcast programme commences and may stop several
seconds before or after the end of the programme,
depending on the control from the TV station.
(2) Normally, the programming date for a timer recording is
automatically cancelled as soon as the recording is
completed.
Under the following conditions, however, the programmed
timer recording data will automatically be cancelled
at 4 a. m. of the next day.
(a) When the VCR performs normal timer recording
(without PDC control) because the PDC signal cannot
be detected during PDC timer recording.
(b) When a timer recording is incomplete due to
insufficient tape or cancellation by the user.
(c) If the TV station transmits a PDC signal to suspend or
interrupt the recording.
In these cases, the VCR remains in the timer recording
standby mode after the timer recording has been stopped.
(3) If “PDC” is manually set to “ON” for a TV station which
does not transmit a PDC signal, the VCR performs normal
timer recording (without PDC control).
(4) If several timer recordings have been programmed, the
VCR periodically checks, when it is in the timer recording
standby mode, the PDC status of programmed TV stations
with PDC for any change in the start time of these
programmes. However, while the VCR is actually recording
a programme, it can only check the PDC status of the
programme being recorded.
(5) If the actual broadcasting times of timer recordings
overlap (regardless of whether or not they are PDC-
controlled), the recording that starts first always has
priority, and the recording of the later programme starts
only after the first timer recording has finished.
(6) Some TV stations may send signals to your VCR which
will change the time or date etc. for a timer recording that
you have programmed with PDC. The signal automatically
updates the timer programme to record at the re-
scheduled time and date. When this happens, the PDC
status indicator changes to “ON”. Although it is not
possible to alter the timer programme once this has
happened, it is still possible to delete the programme
completely, if you wish to.
(7) If the name of a TV station has been changed by manual
channel setting (Manual Tuning), the programmed
recording may not be performed correctly even if you have
set the PDC mode to “ON” during programming.
At present, PDC transmission does not cover all areas and
TV stations in the UK, so please check with the broadcasters
in your area for details.
One Touch Recording (OTR)
You can use this function to set the duration of a recording.
When the selected recording duration has elapsed, the VCR
automatically stops recording and switches off.
This function is convenient when you have to go out or want
to go to bed before the recording ends.
Glossary
Continued...
Q Link Function
This function works only if the VCR is connected via a fully-
wired 21-pin Scart cable to a TV featuring the Q Link or
similar function.
Q Link offers the following functions:
(1) Download from the TV
When you connect the VCR to a TV, the station list data
is automatically copied from the TV to the VCR, and the
TV stations are assigned to the programme positions on
the VCR in the same order as on the TV.
(2) Direct TV Recording
By simply pressing the DIRECT TV REC button, you can
at once record the same programme that you are
watching on the TV.
*(3) TV/VCR Auto Switch On
Even if the TV and the VCR are oft (standby mode),
pressing the Play (>), VIDEO PLUS+ or PROG./CHECK
button automatically turns on both the TV and the VCR.
e When a cassette with a broken erasure prevention tab
is in the VCR, it turns on and starts playback. The TV
also turns on.
*(4) VCR Auto Switch Off
When you turn the TV off, the VCR is turned off as well.
However, this function only works during rewinding, in
the stop mode, or when no cassette is inserted.
If the VCR receives the Auto Switch Off command while
it is rewinding the tape, it turns off after the rewinding
has been finished.
This function does not work during the following
operations:
Preset Download, Auto Setup, Auto Clock Setting and
Manual Tuning.
*(5) On Screen Display Messages
When you are watching a TV programme, the following
VCR messages appear on the TV screen to inform you
of the VCR's condition:
Message Message appears when:
This programme has
already started
A Timer recording has just
started.
The VCR is not in the timer
standby mode 10 minutes before
the programmed recording start
time of a timer recording (message
appears every minute during these
10 minutes).
Set VCR to timer
standby mode
VCR is in timer
standby mode
The VCR-ON/OFF(&), Play (>),
EJECT or SEARCH button was
pressed although the VCR is in the
timer standby mode.
The VCR-ON/OFF (dd), Stop (О),
REC/OTR, Pause/Still (Pause/
Slow), VIDEO Plus+, AUDIO or
SUBTITLE button was pressed
while the VCR is in the timer
recording mode.
VCR is in timer
recording mode
e Depending on the type of TV used,
the above message may not appear correctly.
* The above operations marked with asterisk are only
available if the VCR is connected to a TV featuring
the Q Link or the DATA LOGIC function.
VHS Index Search System (VISS)
A special index signal is automatically recorded at the start of
each recording.
It can be used to quickly and easily find the beginning of
desired programmes. After the VCR has wound the tape to
the beginning of the desired programme, playback starts
automatically.
Index Signals Are Automatically Recorded in the
Following Cases:
e When you start a recording by pressing the REC button,
REC/OTR button or DIRECT TV REC button.
e When a timer recording starts.
e When you press the REC button on the remote control
during a recording.
e When you record the first scene or still picture using the
Album function.
On Screen Display (OSD)
When operating this VCR, an indication of the activated VCR
function is shown on the TV screen. When “OSD” on the
Display menu is set to “ON”, the automatic display of these
indications can be activated by pressing the OSD/DISPLAY
button.
Crystal View Control (CVC)
The crystal view control function ensures that you always
obtain the optimum picture quality so that you get the best
picture automatically.
While the VCR is turned on, the CVC indication is always
displayed to show that the Crystal View Control is activated.
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Glossary
Continued...
NICAM Broadcasting System
This VCR features the NICAM digital sound system, a 2-
channel sound broadcast system that provides either 2 high-
quality stereo sound tracks or 2 independent mono sound
tracks, M1 and M2.
NICAM programmes are always accompanied by standard
(mono) sound broadcasts, and during playback, you can
select the desired sound with the AUDIO button.
e The NICAM stereo sound can only be recorded on the
Hi-Fi audio tracks.
e If, for some reason, you want to record a NICAM TV
programme intentionally in mono on the Hi-Fi audio tracks,
set “Nicam” to “OFF” for the programme position on which
the desired programme is broadcast, as described on
page 65.
Important Note on the NICAM System
When this VCR is switched on, the tuner automatically
switches to a NICAM broadcast if NICAM is being transmitted.
During test transmissions, it is possible that the sound
received does not correspond to the picture being viewed.
In order to receive synchronised sound and picture, select
monaural sound with the AUDIO button or Nicam OFF setting.
This applies only until NICAM transmissions are fully
operational.
At present, the NICAM signal is transmitted on stereo
channels only, since the M1 and M2 formats are not yet
available.
Channel, Programme Position and Other
Confusing Terms
TV Station: Television broadcasting station
Station Name: The name of a TV broadcasting station
TV Channel: The actual channel (frequency) on which a
broadcasting station transmits TV programmes
Programme Position:
The number on which a TV station is
programmed so that it can be selected with
the Numeric buttons on the remote control.
This VCR has 99 programme positions.
Recording Speed SP/LP
SP stands for Standard Play. In this mode, recording or
playback is possible for the duration indicated on the
cassette. |
LP stands for Long Play. In this mode, the recording or
playback duration is double of that indicated on the cassette,
however, the picture quality is slightly inferior to that of the SP
mode.
21-pin Scart Socket
The 21-pin Scart socket transmits both input and output
signals for picture and sound. TVs equipped with the same
type of socket can be connected here.
This type of socket is also called, Peritel, Euro Connector and
Euro AV.
1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19
DT!
Crear iPr
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
AV1 Scart Socket (for Q Link connection)
Switching voltage
Green ground
10 Q Link data
11 Green
19 Video output
20 Video input
21 Ground
1 Audio output CH2 (R) 12 No connection
2 Audio input CH2 (R) 13 Red ground
3 Audio output CH1 (L) 14 Blanking ground
4 Audio ground 15 Red
5 Blue ground 16 Blanking
6 Audio input CH1 (L) 17 Video output ground
7 Blue 18 Video input ground
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AV? Scart Socket
Switching voltage
Green ground
10 Control signal
11 Green
19 Video output
20 Video input
21 Ground
1 Audio output CH2 (R) 12 Reserved
2 Audio input CH2 (R) 13 Red ground
3 Audio output CH1 (L) 14 Blanking ground
4 Audio ground 15 Red
5 Blue ground 16 Blanking
6 Audio input CH1 (L) 17 Video output ground
7 Blue 18 Video input ground
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The Red, Green and Blue (RGB) video signals are looped
through only from an external source unit, for example from a
connected a pay-TV decoder, i.e. they are not from tape
playback.
Tracking Adjustment
As this VCR is equipped with automatic digital tracking
adjustment function which maintains optimum picture quality,
manual adjustment is normally not necessary.
However, when playing back a video cassette which was
recorded on a different VCR, the playback picture may
contain noise bars. You can then use the manual tracking
adjustment function to eliminate the noise.
V-Lock Adjustment
V stands for Vertical. With this function, you can minimise
vertical jitter during still playback.
Selecting the Desired Playback Sound
Track
You can select the desired playback sound tracks with the
AUDIO button on the remote control. Repeatedly pressing the
AUDIO button changes the audio output mode in the
following order:
DD:
Fil
Stereo > Left >Right
Normal (mono) audio tracke |
Before Requesting Service
Before requesting service, please check the following points.
€ On Screen Display Messages
The error messages are given in brackets [ ].
[Please insert video tape !]
= You pressed the REC button (REC/OTR button), the
DIRECT TV REC button, the Play button (>), the Fast
Forward button (>) or the Rewind button (<<) when
no cassette was inserted in the VCR.
Insert a video cassette.
[Please use tape with unbroken recording tab !]
= You pressed the REC button (REC/OTR button) or the
DIRECT TV REC button when a cassette with a broken
out erasure prevention tab was inserted in the VCR.
Insert a video cassette with an intact erasure prevention
tab on which recording is possible.
[This action is not possible before time and date are set]
== You pressed the VIDEO PLUS+ button or
the PROG./CHECK button, even though the time and
date have not yet been set on the VCR.
Set the time and date.
[No timer programmes to be done !]
= You pressed the TIMER REC button even though no
timer recording has been programmed.
Programme a timer recording before pressing the
TIMER REC button.
[Please put VCR into stop mode first]
= You attempted to change the contents of the timer
programming while a timer recording was being
performed.
Put the VCR into the stop mode first.
Other messages may also appear.
Follow the instructions given on the TV screen.
@ Self-diagnosis Indications
This VCR has a built-in self-diagnosis function. If it detects
some problem during installation or during use, the following
kind of indications automatically appear in the VCR display.
These indications take the form of a letter followed by a 2-digit
number (e.g. [H01)).
Indication
HOO
FOO
\
Cause
A problem has occurred.
(The 2-digit number after H or F differs according to the
problem which is causing the trouble.)
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How to remedy
Write down this self-diagnosis number
and tell it to your dealer.
4 The VCR Does Not Work Correctly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks“ ”.
“The VCR display is not illuminated.”
се” The AC mains lead is disconnected.
Connect the AC mains lead securely.
“The VCR display is illuminated, but the VCR cannot be
operated.”
= The VCR is in the timer recording standby mode.
Press the TIMER REC button to cancel the standby
mode.
ет Safety devices are operating.
Disconnect the AC mains lead and wait approximately
1 minute before reconnecting.
Then check if the VCR can be operated.
“The VCR picture does not appear on the TV screen!’
æ The RF output channel is set to [——].
Change the RF output channel to a channel other than
[——]. (See page 9.)
“The auto clock setting does not work correctly.
wr Teletext information is not available or cannot be read.
Set the clock manually.
“The VCR fails to operate properly.
æ Edit cable is still connected.
Disconnect the edit cable except when performing
One-Touch Editing.
“Download cannot be performed.”
= The VCR is not connected to a TV equipped with the
Q Link (or a similar) function via a fully-wired 21-pin
Scart cable.
Be sure to use a fully wired 21-pin Scart cable to
connect the VCR to a TV with the Q Link (or a similar)
function.
& Playback Does Not Work Properly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks“ ”,
“The playback picture is distorted or in black and white. Or,
horizontal noise bars appear in the picture or horizontal lines
move up and down”
= The tracking adjustment is not correct.
Adjust the tracking. (See page 83.)
w= The TV's video playback channel has not been tuned
correctly.
Re-tune the video playback channel.
= The video heads are clogged or worn.
Consult your dealer for advice.
æ The playback picture is distorted when using an E300
type video cassette that was recorded in the LP mode.
We recommend that you use video cassettes other than
type E300.
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Before Requesting Service
Continued...
@ Recording Is Not Possible or Does Not
Work Properly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks “ ”.
“When recording is attempted, the B8 indication flashes”
mw À video cassette with a broken out erasure prevention
tab is used.
Use a cassette with an intact tab, or if you want to erase
the previously recorded contents on the cassette, cover
the tab hole with two layers of adhesive tape.
“The playback picture of a recorded programme is distorted or
no picture can be seen.”
= The aerial or aerial lead connection is defective.
Check the connections. If the picture displayed on the
TV is also distorted, there is something wrong with the
installation of the aerial.
No programme was recorded because the VCR is not
tuned correctly.
Tune it correctly.
No programme was recorded because the AV input
(A1, A2 or A3) was selected on the VCR.
Select the programme position of the desired TV
programme.
“Timer recording does not work correctly”
= Time and date are not set or they are set incorrectly.
Set the time and date correctly.
æ The starting time or ending time of the timer recording
were not programmed correctly.
Set the starting time or ending time correctly.
The VCR was not put in the timer recording standby
mode.
After programming a timer recording, press the
TIMER REC button to put the VCR in the timer
recording standby mode.
“Recording from an external source connected to the VCR's
AV input cannot be made”
= The correct AV input (A1, A2 or A3) is not selected.
Select the correct AV input (A1, A2 or A3).
= The connections from the external source are not made
correctly. Correct them.
@ The Remote Control Does Not Work
Correctly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks“ >.
“The remote control does not work correctly”
= The remote control signal cannot reach the VCR.
Aim the remote control at the VCR and make sure
that the infrared beam's path is not obstructed.
= The distance to the VCR is too long.
Use the remote control within 7 metres from the
VCR. If you are using it within this range but the
remote control still cannot operate the VCR, replace
the batteries.
The batteries are exhausted.
Replace with new batteries.
re The batteries have been inserted with reversed
polarities (P/O).
Insert the batteries correctly. (See page 4.)
= The wrong remote control mode has been selected.
Set the correct control mode. (See page 76.)
= The VCR/TV switch is on the false position. Set the
VCR/TV switch to correct position.
€ The Satellite Receiver Cannot Be
Controlled Correctly.
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks“ ”.
“The Satellite Receiver cannot be controlled.”
sy The Satellite Receiver is not connected correctly to the
VCR. Connect the Satellite Receiver correctly.
17 The settings on page 15-19 for receiving satellite
broadcasts are not correct. Perform the settings on
page 15-19 again correctly.
ms The receiver in use is not on the attached list of
compatible satellite receivers. These settings are
supported only by the satellite receivers found on the
attached list of compatible satellite receivers.
@ The Tape Library System Does Not Work
Correctly
The symptom descriptions are given between quotation
marks * ”.
“The Cassette Number Check has failed”
æ The Cassette Number Check was cancelled midway.
Try to perform the Cassette Number Check again.
(See page 47.)
= © The inserted cassette is new (unrecorded).
e The inserted cassette was recorded on another VCR
and does not have a cassette number.
® The inserted cassette was recorded on a model
NV-HD685 VCR other than this unit.
e The cassette number of the inserted cassette has
been deleted from the Tape Library data.
— The Cassette Number Check is designed to fail
whenever one of the above conditions applies; this
is not a malfunction.
“The recorded programme has not been registered in the
Tape Library data”
= The length of the recorded programme is less than 15
minutes.
Record for more than 15 minutes.
«æ No Tape Library data is registered when insert editing
is performed in a previously recorded programme.
This is not a malfunction.
€ The Subtitles or Closed Captions Do Not
Appear On the TV Screen
w= The subtitle Teletext page number was not set or it was
set incorrectly.
Set the subtitle Teletext page number correctly.
(See page 66.)
= The subtitles setting is “OFF”.
Set “Subtitles” to “ON” or press the SUBTITLE button on
the remote control.
(See page 74.)
w= The programme was broadcast without subtitles.
This is not a malfunction.
& The Titles of the TV Programmes Are Not
Entered Correctly in the Tape Library
Data
wr The “Title page” Teletext page number was not set
correctly. Set it correctly. (See page 67.)
Before Requesting Service
Continued...
Adjusting the Playback Picture
Under normal conditions, the VCR automatically adjust the
playback picture for optimum quality. However, in some
cases it may be necessary to adjust it manually.
If the Picture Contains Noise Bars and It is Not Clear
to See (Tracking adjustment):
If noise bars appear during normal playback, slow
playback or still playback, follow the operations below.
During normal or slow playback, TV screen
press the Channel button V (—) or
A (+) until the bars noise disappear.
e |f the noise bars appear during
still playback, switch the VCR over
to the slow playback mode and a
then adjust the tracking as Playback picture
explained above. containing noise bars
To Return to Auto Tracking:
Press the Channel buttons VX (—) and A(+)
simultaneously.
If the Still Picture Scrolls Up or Down
(V-Lock Adjustment):
If the still picture scrolls up or down, perform the following
operations:
During still playback, keep the Channel button < (—) or
A (+) pressed until the picture stops scrolling.
Precautions:
e With certain TV models and tapes, it may not be
possible to adjust the tracking.
e |f you play back a cassette that was recorded on
another VCR, the picture quality may be inferior and it
may be necessary to adjust the tracking. Also, on some
TVs, the picture may scroll up and down in the special
playback functions.
However, these are not malfunctions.
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Cautions
Please read these cautions before you operate this VCR.
Video Head Clogging
Avoid Sudden Changes in Temperature
If the VCR is suddenly moved from a cold place to a warm
place, condensation may form on the tape and inside the
VCR. If this happened, leave the VCR to at room temperature.
Humidity and Dust
Avoid places where there is high humidity or much dust,
which may cause damage to internal parts.
Do Not Obstruct the Ventilation Holes
The ventilation holes prevent abnormal increase in
temperature. Do not block or cover these holes. Especially
avoid covering the holes with soft materials such as cloth or
paper.
Keep away from High Temperature
Keep the VCR away from extreme direct heat such as direct
sunlight, heating radiators, or closed automobiles.
Avoid Magnets or Magnetized objects
Never bring a magnet or magnetized object near the VCR
because it will adversely affect the performance of the VCR.
Keep the VCR away from other equipment as much as
possible when using it, to avoid any adverse effect on
performance for both the VCR and the equipment.
No Fingers or Other Objects Inside
Touching internal parts of this VCR is dangerous, and may
cause serious damage to the VCR. Do not attempt to
disassemble the VCR. There are no user serviceable parts
inside.
Keep Water away
Keep the VCR away from flower vases, tubs, sinks, etc.
CAUTION: If liquids are spilled into the VCR, serious damage
could accur. If you spill any liquid into the VCR, consult
qualified service personnel.
Cleaning the VCR
Wipe the VCR with a clean, dry cloth. Never use cleaning
fluid, or other chemicals. And do not use compressed air to
remove dust.
Stacking
Place the VCR in a horizontal position, and do not place
anything heavy on it.
The video heads record picture signals on the tape during
recording and read picture signals from the tape during
playback and they are, therefore, of critical importance for the
picture quality. If the VCR is used over long periods of time,
these heads may become dirty and clogged. In such a case,
the signals can no longer be recorded correctly, and the
playback picture will be distorted accordingly. This is the
case, for example, during the playback of a tape, the sound is
reproduced normally, but no picture is seen, or the picture is
greatly distorted. When such a symptoms occurs have the
recorder checked by qualified service personnel.
Head cleaning by a service agent is not coverd by
warranty.
Condensation may form in the VCR if:
® The VCR is in a room where the heater has just been
turned on.
e The VCR is in a room with steam or high humidity.
e The VCR is brought from cold surroundings into a well-
heated room.
® The VCR is suddenly brought from cool surroundings, such
as an air-conditioned room or car, to a place which is hot
and humid.
Note:
Do not operate the VCR for at least 1 hour if any of the above
conditions occur.
This VCR does not incorporate a condensation sensor.
Tape Care
Some do's and dont's on tape care.
DO:
1) Use a good quality branded tape, such as Panasonic.
2) Keep in the box supplied with your tape, or a video case,
when not in use.
3) Try to use all the tape on a cassette by making middle and
end sections. This will avoid many repeated recordings at
the beginning of the tape resulting in premature wear.
4) Take care to insert a tape correctly into the VCR to avoid
damage.
DO NOT:
1) Expose the tape to high humidity or temperature.
2) Expose to liquid.
3) Expose to dust particles by storing directly on a carpet for
example.
4) Use a damaged tape or attempt to repair.
5) Dismantle the cassette housing.
6) Attempt to lift the front cassette flap or touch the tape
surface.
Specifications
A n_—_—_—_—_ ” ” ”"”—m—_ " " — — — _ " " — — — — " _ _— _ _— >;
NV-HD685B...(U.K. model)
Power Source:
Power Consumption:
Video Recording System:
Video Heads:
Audio Heads:
Tape Speed:
Tape Format:
Record/Playback Time:
FF/REW Time:
VIDEO
Television System:
Modulation System:
Input Level:
Output Level:
AUDIO
Input Level:
Output Level:
Audio Track:
Video Horizontal Resolution:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
Dynamic Range:
Audio Frequency Response:
Wow and Flutter:
Operating Temperature:
Operating Humidity:
Weight:
Dimensions:
Standard Accessories:
2
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2 rotary heads, helical scanning system
4 heads
2 heads (Hi-Fi)
SP; 23.39 mm/s
LP; 11.7 mm/s
VHS tape
SP; 240 min with NV-E240
LP; 480 min with NV-E240
approx. 60 s with NV-E180
CCIR; 625 lines, 50 fields, PAL colour signal
Luminance; FM azimuth recording
Colour signal; converted subcarrier phase shift recording
AV1/AV2; 1.0 Vp-p,
VIDEO IN (AV3) (PHONO); 1.0 Vp-p,
AV1/AV2: 1.0 Vp-p,
RF Modulated; UHF channel (21-68),
AV1/AV2; —6 dBV,
AUDIO IN (AV3) (PHONO); —6 dBV,
AV1/AV2; —6 dBV,
AUDIO OUT (PHONO); —6 dBV,
1 track (Normal-mono only), 2 channels (Hi-Fi sound-stereo)
Colour; more than 240 lines (SP)
Video; more than 43 dB (SP)
Audio: more than 90 dB (Hi-Fi audio track)
20 Hz—20 kHz/Hi-Fi
0.005% Wrms/Hi-Fi
5°C—40°C
35%—80%
4 kg
430 (W)x 87 (H)x304 (D) mm
1 pc. RF Coaxial Cable
1 pc. Remote Control
2 pcs. “R6” size batteries
1 pc. AC mains lead
1 pc. Audio Cable
Weight and dimensions shown are approximate.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
75 ohm, terminated
75 ohm, terminated
75 ohm, terminated
75 ohm
more than 10 kohm
more than 10 kohm
less than 1 kohm
less than 1 kohm
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